History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Hooper Funeral Homes have been serving Citrus County since 1946. Originally started as Conrad-Morris and then Porter Funeral Home, Lowell Hooper moved to Inverness in 1970 and began serving his community through 4 decades of service. With a passion to better serve the entire county, two branch locations where added in Beverly Hills and Homosassa in the 1970's. All of the properties have been remodeled through the years including the addition of  a crematory on the Inverness property in 1980 and the new Homosassa Chapel construction in 1990. Mr. Hooper passed away in 2009 and our daily operations are now overseen by the second generation, Dwight Hooper. We take great pride in being the "Best of the Best" as voted by the readers of the Citrus County Chronicle for many years and invite you to stop by to answer any of your questions or simply to take a tour of our crematory or other facilities.Type or paste your funeral home history here.

Our Valued Staff

  • Mr. Dwight L. Hooper

    Mr. Dwight L. Hooper, CFSP, President

    Dwight is a native Floridian and moved to Inverness in 1970 when his parents bought the funeral home. He is proud to be the 2nd generation of Hoopers to provide quality funeral care to Citrus County. Dwight received his diploma from Citrus High School in 1987, a Bachelors of Science from Stetson University and his Mortuary Science degree from Gupton-Jones College of Morturary Science in 1992. He and his wife, Paige, have two children and live in Hernando. Dwight's current activities usually revolve around his kids but he spends his free time on his motorcycle or at First Baptist Church, Inverness. With a lifetime of memories in Citrus County and over 30 years of funeral service he brings a wealth of history and experience to funeral service to our County.

  • Mr. Matt Watley

    Mr. Matt Watley, CFSP, Vice-president

  • Mr. Thomas R. Edwards

    Mr. Thomas R. Edwards, CFSP, Funeral director

    Thomas (Tommy) was born in Mineola, NY and moved to Citrus County from Setauket, New York in 1971. He graduated from Citrus High School in 1980, received his Associates in Funeral Service from St. Petersburg College in 2005 and received his designation as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) in 2013. Tommy has been with the firm since 2002. He is a Past Master and current secretary of Citrus Masonic Lodge #118 F&AM and First Baptist Church of Inverness where he plays percussion on the Praise Band. Tommy enjoys reading, listening and playing music and spending time with his wife, Angie and their 2 children.

  • Mrs. Helga Forbes

    Mrs. Helga Forbes, Receptionist

    Helga was born in Germany and came to the United States with her husband in 1963. Together they had one son. She is a member of the German-American Club of West Central Florida for over 20 years. Helga became an employee of the funeral home in 1992.

  • Hallie Hooper Rose

    Hallie Hooper Rose

  • Hunter Hooper

    Hunter Hooper

  • Lisa Blonkenfeld

    Lisa Blonkenfeld, Receptionist