sun settingPADUCAH, Ky. (8/14/19) — Kelly Basil Hooper, 54 of Paducah, formerly of Smith Mills, died Monday at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

Hooper was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 30 years, serving as an incident meteorologist dispatched to many wildfires and natural disasters around the country and internationally. He was decorated for his many achievements throughout his career including the National Cline Award and the Regional Excellence Award. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Marlene Sauer Hooper, and infant brother Christopher Keith Hooper.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, 604 Center St., Henderson, with Father Larry McBride officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery in Henderson. Visitation is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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