Paul E. Hook, Jr.

June 17, 1950 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 68)

Paul E. Hook, Jr., 68, of West Newton, died Thursday, August 2, 2018.  He was born June 17, 1950 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Emma (Krizner) Hook and the late Paul E. Hook, Sr.  Paul was a graduate of Penn State and West Virginia University.  He was a skilled carpenter in business for over 40 years.  A member of the First Baptist Church, West Newton, he loved basketball.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his loving wife and caregiver, Xinia Hook; daughters, Natalie Kepple and husband, Kevin, Amanda McMinn and husband, Adam, Rachel Ramaley and husband Jason, and Kathleen Coles and husband, Kareem; grandchildren, Audrey, Sadie, Catherine, and Elizabeth Kepple, Aleya and Shayna McMinn, Abigail and Alexander Ramaley, and Saraiah, Kareem Jr., Nalah, and Naija Coles; sisters, Karen Peto and husband, Terry and Sheryl Gadani and husband, Lou; brother, Charles Hook; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-7 pm Monday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, where a funeral service will be held at 7pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone IA, 50037-0022 or at  Condolences may be left at

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