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October 20, 2018

2/14/2018 12:53:00 PM
Rev. Rand Hooton, 74, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home

Rev. Rand Hooton, 74 pastored at youth camp

Rev. Rand Hooton, 74, of Versailles died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be at Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rev. Hooton was a 1961 graduate of Milan High School and received his BA degree in social studies from Purdue University. He was a long time employee of Williamson Heating and Air in Madison and also worked at ITT Thompson in North Vernon. In 1982 he graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and spent the rest of his career as a pastor. Rev. Hooton had pastored the Burney Baptist Church and had also served interim pastorates in Rising Sun, Osgood, and Richmond. He was a member of Versailles Baptist Church, Burney Fire Department, and Milford Masonic Lodge. Rev. Hooton had also served as counselor and pastor for Southeast Indiana Baptist Youth Camp at Westport.

Born in Milan July 13, 1943, Rev. Hooton was the son of Damon and Ruth Laswell Hooton. He was married to Rosalie Henderson June 14, 1968, and she survives.

Other survivors include a son, Damon Hooton of Versailles; daughters, Dyveke (Mike) Cox of Martinsville and Charity (Bill) McGannon of Bloomington; grandchildren Evan, Lauren, and Benjamin Cox, and Lillian McGannon; brothers Berke (Judy) Hooton of Nashville, Dana (Cheryl) Hooton of Madison, and Rob (Linda) Hunger of Osgood.

Rev. Hooton was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Elyse and Lolita Hooton.

Memorials to the Versailles Baptist Church or the Southeast Indiana Baptist Youth Camp c/o the funeral home.

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