Legendary geologist, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Gary Hooks, passed away at the age of 91. He profoundly influenced generations of students and served the University of Alabama since being hired in 1954. He was Department Chair for many years, led countless field experiences, and taught classes until 2013. Thousands of students will remember him for his wit, energy, and skill as a teacher. He was truly unique and will be missed by many. Information about services can be found here.