[PnP] John Hooten RIP

Scott Adams longshotgm at netzero.com
Thu Oct 6 08:57:57 CEST 2011

  It seems we have lost yet another member to our quiet group.

  John Hooten aka Raban to most of us was a kind guy.  But there seems
  to be evidence that he died earlier this summer.  I tried to check
  with 2 of the others listed for his city. One does not exist and the
  other has not replied.  I tried to search for info on his sister here
  in town but no direct info so can't confirm it with her.  So while
  this is unconfirmed it seems to be highly likely.  Some evidence seems
  to indicate and the clues pile up.

  We know he had medical issues and seems to have lost that battle. We
  lost contact was 8 months ago.  I tried to email him before a few
  times and did get a reply actually in May.  So my last contact was
  in May.

  I knew John only in email as much as a relationship can go. But I
  thought he was a good guy and a very active player in my PBEM game.
  He was in the last couple of adventures about 3 years.  

  In our game he was known as Raban a half-breed Giant Bard that was
  kind and gentle but as powerful as 8 kodiak bears.  He was always
  eager to play and learn more.

  We shall miss him.

  This is the obit that we seemed to find about him:

John McDaniel Hooten, 52, of Lincoln, died unexpectedly Friday, June 24,
 2011. Born in Birmingham, Ala. on October 16, 1958. John attended
 Herscher High School and then graduated from Norfolk High School in
 the top 10 in the class of 1976. He earned a bachelor's degree in
 electrical engineering at U.N.L. in 1981. John helped in raising Zacharia,
  Joshua and Jeremiah Gillander. 
Survived by his parents, Jerry and Joan Hooten of Welaka, Fla.; loving
partner, Rhonda Gillander of Lincoln; brother, Scott Hooten of Tampa,
Fla.; sister, Cher Selvey of Jacksonville, Fla.; many nephews, nieces
and grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Wadlow
Rozanek Funeral Home, 5200 'R' Street, Lincoln with Rev. Wayne Alloway
officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to John's favor
ite place: Henry Doorly Zoo, Cats Complex, 3701 S 10th Street, Omaha,
NE 68107. Share condolences at www.wadlowrozanek.com. Arrangements by
Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lincoln.

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