Funeral director, embalmer, owner, and national speaker, Wally Hooker from Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate, Indiana, joins “A Brush With Death” to offer some practical advice regarding transfers and embalming during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Wallace P. (Wally) Hooker CFSP, MBIE, is the owner/funeral director/embalmer of Family & Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, IN. He and his wife established, designed and built their funeral home in 2004. Wally attended Purdue University and is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, IL. He is 2016 Past President of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. Wally does a significant amount of trade embalming out of his funeral home. He is routinely called on by other funeral directors for technical consultation, to assist with their problem cases and restorative work, and for their family members. Wally has developed a passion and reputation for quality no-nonsense embalming and facial reconstruction. As an ‘in demand’ lecturer, Wally enjoys sharing his professional knowledge and experience with others at many International, national, state, and regional conventions and meetings as well as several mortuary colleges.