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Harold Denton VanHook

September 28, 1935 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 84)


Dr. Harold Denton VanHook, age 84, of Brodhead, KY, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his residence.

Harold was born on September 28, 1935 in Ocala, KY, to the late Joe D. and Lura Berthena (Ping) VanHook.  He married Carol Ann Riddle on July 26, 1958; they enjoyed 61 years together and from that union came two children:  Martha VanHook Hall, and Harold Mark VanHook. He attended Poplar Grove Baptist Church and Brodhead Baptist Church, was a career educator both in the classroom and as an administrator. He served as Dean of Instruction at Southwest Virginia Community College and Somerset Community College, was Virginia District Governor of Rotary International, and was an active member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

Those left to celebrate his life are his wife:  Carol Ann VanHook; his daughter:  Martha (Gary) Hall; his son:  Harold Mark (Sherry) VanHook; his grandchildren:  Sarah Beth Hall, Joseph Ryan VanHook, Logan Gaston VanHook; and his siblings:  James Clyde VanHook, and Lois Ricketts.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers:  Don VanHook, Carter VanHook, Barry VanHook, and two infant siblings.

Services for Dr. Harold D. VanHook will be at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals in Brodhead, KY.  Visitation will be Monday, November 18, 2019 from 6-9pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am with Bros. Luther Allen  and Rick Reynolds officiating.  Burial will follow at the Piney Grove Cemetery.  Casket bearers are:  Jim VanHook, Perry VanHook, Gary VanHook, , Richard Cheatham, Mitch Crabtree, and Nathan Zornes.

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November 18, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals
148 W. Main St.
Brodhead, KY 40409

Funeral Service
November 19, 2019

11:00 AM
Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals
148 West Main St.
Brodhead, KY 40409

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