[Dixielandjazz] A note from Charlie's Wife

Charlie Hooks charliehooks2 at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 1 21:43:59 PDT 2005

This note is coming to you from Charlie's wife.  I am writing to let 
you know that Charlie passed away this morning at 6:15 a.m.  His last 
morning was very pleasant and normal, but he felt tired.  He sent me 
to get something for him from the car and when I returned, he had 
slipped away to the next world.  He died a quiet death at home in his 
bed.  I believe he left peacefully without suffering and is in God's 

Please know that your e-mails and correspondence meant the world to 
Charlie.  He loved reading your notes and responding to them.  Thank 
you for the many wonderful words and friendship you provided him.

I for one will certainly miss him.

Sincerely and regretfully,
Lornetta Hooks
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is 
still dark. --Sir Rabindranath Tagore

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