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Dr. Bob Hoots, Columbia, KY (1932-2012)

He was a beloved citizen of Columbia, KY, with many descendants, relatives and a host of friends here. He was saved at the age of 8, began preaching at 13 and held his first revival at 15. He graduated from college and pastored his first church at 19. He attended Nazarene Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trevecca Nazarene College. He held over 2500 revivals and camp meetings. He has been called many things, "Mr. Campmeeting", "The Modern Day Uncle Bud Robinson" and "The Miracle Man". He is considered the most beloved evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of Science Hill Church of the Nazarene.
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Dr. Bob Hoots, 80, of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

A funeral service will be held at 1pmET/12pm noon CT, Monday, October 15, 2012 at Science Hill Church of the Nazarene, 600 Stanford Street, Science Hill, KY, with Bro. Gene Wells officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery in Clinton County, KY. Visitation will be after 6pmCT, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Science Hill Church of the Nazarene.


Dr. Bob Hoots, Columbia, KY (1932-2012)


Bob was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky on May 29, 1932. He was the son of the late Homer and Myrtle Wolfe Hoots. He died Thursday, October 11, 2012, in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY, at the age of 80 years 4 months, and 13 days.

He was saved at the age of 8, began preaching at 13 and held his first revival at 15. He graduated from college and pastored his first church at 19. He attended Nazarene Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trevecca Nazarene College.

He held over 2500 revivals and camp meetings. He has been called many things, "Mr. Campmeeting", "The Modern Day Uncle Bud Robinson" and "The Miracle Man". He is considered the most beloved evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene.

He was a member of Science Hill Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Gibson Hoots, Columbia, KY and the following:
  • His son: Mark Hoots,Columbia, KY

  • Three daughters: Lydia Sturdivant of Bowling Green, KY, Miriam Hoots of Columbia, KY; and Megan Grubbs of Virginia

  • Nine grandchildren: Sarah, Joshua, Jonathon, Lucas, Elizabeth, Jake, Jordan, Rebekah and Hannah

  • Six great-grandchildren: James, John, Peter, Moriah, Ezekial and Finley

  • One brother: Gene Hoots of Columbia, KY

  • Numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of great friends.

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ralph Hoots and one sister, Shirley Frank.

    Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, 5900 U.S. 27 Science Hill, KY, is in charge of the arrangements.

    Condolences may be expressed to the family at
    www.morrisandhislope.com. This announcement a courtesy of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N. Main Street, Burkesville, Kentucky.


    This story was posted on 2012-10-12 16:57:40
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