Lewis Coleman Van Hooser

Lewis Coleman Van Hooser, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

Lewis was a resident of Rhea County for 40 years. He was a 1967 graduate of Grundy County High School. Lewis worked for TVA at Watts Bar and retired as a unit operator at the Kingston Steam Plant. He loved all sports and especially Rhea County football. Lewis’s passion was cars especially Corvettes. Lewis was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, J. B. Van Hooser; grandparents, Walter M. and Julia Hannah Barron Ledbetter and Sam and Etta Van Hooser; and former wife, Sharon Van Hooser.

Survivors include his wife and life partner for 31 years, Donna Cawood Van Hooser, of Spring City; mother, Mary Nell Sullivan, of Chattanooga; children, Michelle (Jimmy Howard) Van Hooser, of Evensville, and Cole (Carole) Van Hooser, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; brothers, Wayne Van Hooser, of Tracy City, Tenn., Nathan (Carole) Van Hooser, of Dalton, Ga., and Gerald Van Hooser, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; special granddaughter, Kyndell (Cody) Van Hooser-Mansel; grandchildren, Grace, Trey, William and Miles Van Hooser, Donna Kay and Dana Howard; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Pastor Jane Petitt and Dr. Roger Rothwell officiating. Interment will be at Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, July 12, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clair United Methodist Church, c/o Vaughn Funeral Home, P. O. Box 129, Spring City, TN 37381.

Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.vaughn-funeral-home.com to share memories and condolences with the family of Lewis Van Hooser.