Wally Hooker, CFSP, MBIE

Embalming 101

     Wallace P. (Wally) Hooker CFSP, MBIE, is the owner, funeral director and embalmer of Family & Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, IN. He and his wife designed, established and built their funeral home in 2004. Wally is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, where he serves on the Advisory Board. He is Past President of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and board member of North American Division of the British Institute of Embalmers. In addition, he has served as chief deputy coroner/investigator of Fountain County, IN for the last 24 years.

     Wally does a significant amount of trade embalming from his funeral home. He is routinely called on by other funeral directors for technical consultation, or to assist with problem cases, restorative work, and family members. Wally has a passion and reputation for quality, no-nonsense embalming and facial reconstruction. As an in demand lecturer, Wally has shared his professional knowledge and experience at international, and regional conventions and meetings in the US and Canada, as well as mortuary colleges.
     Wally and his wife Janet, live on their family farm and have two adult children and four grandchildren. In his spare time Wally enjoys his collection of vintage farm tractors and equipment.


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