Caleb Russell Hoover

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Caleb Russell Hoover, 25, of Midland, Texas died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, November 15, 2013 at his home with his parents, Eric & Barbara Peacock, his brother, Bryce, and his dog, Pepper. He was born April 13, 1988 in Arlington, Texas. He is survived by his brothers Adam Garrison Hoover, 23, and his fiancé, Laura Jean Canady of Richardson, TX; Nathan Michael Hoover, 21, of Midland, TX; and Bryce Daniel Peacock, 16, of Midland, TX; his sisters Alisa Michelle Peacock, 27, of Spokane, WA; and Danielche Raquel Hoover, 9. He is also survived by his Father, Craig Hoover and his wife, Paola, and their children Neo, Bianca, and Marcus, all of New York. He is survived by his Grandfather Dennis Woods and his wife Linda, of Lubbock, TX; Grandmother Judy Woods, of Carrollton, TX; Grandparents Jerry and Nancy Hoover of Midland, TX; Great-Grandmother, "Gan" Lavern Woods, of Midland, TX; Uncle Mark and Aunt Diana Hoover and cousins Hannah and Troy, of Killeen, TX; Great Uncle Don and Great Aunt Rita Woods and cousins Tyler Woods and Colby Woods of Midland, TX; and many dear Great Uncles, Great Aunts, and cousins. He is also survived by these friends so close they are considered family: Phyllis Earnheart of Carrollton, TX; Samantha Johnson of Odessa, TX; Dolan Hubbard of Arlington, TX; Chaz Duncan of Midland, TX; and Matt Marchioni of San Diego, CA. Caleb graduated from Lee High School in 2006 and Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2010. He interned with Lockheed Martin during college and took a full-time position with them in Virginia after graduation. In an effort to get closer to home, he took a job in Dallas, TX doing technical writing for Halliburton. He then moved back to Midland in August of this year and secured a job as an engineer with Resource Production Company. He was loving his job and the opportunities the RPC family had given him. He felt he had finally found the perfect job he had always been hoping to have. In the short time he was there, the RPC family grew very fond of him and saw great potential in him. They considered him an asset to their team. Caleb was determined and was not a quitter. He kept pushing himself and looking toward the future. The background on his iPhone lock screen says: "Fear leads to Anger, Anger leads to Hate, Hate leads to Suffering." This is indicative of his motivation to always improve himself and his situation. It is hard to remember a time when Caleb was angry. He loved fitness and wellness. He always wanted to eat healthy and organic. He enjoyed weird foods like kelp and seaweed and was endlessly harassing his family to try it. He loved his sound system in his car. He did the complete install and would spend hours just driving around listening to music. He loved all genres of music and enjoyed adjusting his speakers to get the best sound quality for each particular song. Mostly, though, he loved thumping the bass! Caleb was a naturally gifted pianist. He surprised everyone with this great gift when he sat down and played Fur Elise without any instructions. He continued to play throughout his life and was putting the finishing touches on Presto Agitato, Third Movement of Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Caleb loved his family like crazy. During his time in Dallas, he was able to spend time with his brother Adam, smoke a cigar, tell jokes, talk about technical stuff from both their jobs, and share from the heart. After moving back to Midland, Caleb made several trips up to Canyon to see his brother Nathan and was super excited to travel back to Dallas and support him by attending his half time performance at Cowboy Stadium as part of the WTAMU band. He and Nathan both shared a love for the piano. He was thankful for the chance to hang out with his youngest brother, Bryce, during his last years of high school. Caleb nicknamed Bryce his "Bestie" and was very proud of him, but always loved to "jick-jack" with him. Playing Super Smash Brothers when all the brothers were together at home continued to be one of Caleb's favorite things. Caleb was a good big brother to Danielche, too. Over the years he played tea party and my little pony, had delivered a Valentine gift to her and attended her 9th birthday party in May. He loved "shooting the breeze" with his Grandpa Pipe and shaking his head at some of the ridiculous things Pipe would tell him. He recently indulged his Mom and Gan by sitting through the broadcast of the Miss Universe pageant. He was looking forward to Christmas and family traditions. He loved coming home from work and telling his Mom and Eric about his day at work, talking oilfield with Eric, and then watching some TV in the evening. On his last night here, he watched The Voice with the family and cuddled up to his Mom on the loveseat. He gave his opinions on the performances and laughed at the dogs and YouTube videos his Mom kept showing him during the commercials. Before bed, he made his Mom and Bryce come have a "group hug." That's how much Caleb loved his family. Caleb was baptized on August 5, 2007 to demonstrate his belief that to be saved from eternity apart from God he had committed to a relationship to God through Jesus Christ. Knowing that Caleb is living in heaven and we will all be together again gives us great peace. It is comforting to think about him there now with those who preceded him in death and imagine what they might be doing today. With his Great Grandfather Cecil Wilburn Woods (Pop), he is probably sharing a scotch and listening to Pop's old tired jokes that somehow stayed perpetually funny. He has hugged his Granny, Judy Ann Musslewhite, and they have talked about the schnauzers: Schatci and Heidi and he has told her all about Emma and the new puppies. Mamaw (Effie Oleta Jackson Winn) has already given him a great, big, wet kiss and offered him some ice cream. He and Grandpa (John Marshal Winn) have reminisced about shaking the pecan trees. Also preceding him in death is his Great-Grandmother, Naomi Lueva Burns Johnson, who is so happy to meet him for the first time and look into the beautiful brown eyes he got from her. He is also meeting his Uncle Jeffery Dennis Woods and other great grandparents for the first time. He is happy. He is content. He has no pain, no stress, no worries. And his life is good. His Great Grandmother Gan always told him that God had marked him for a purpose. One of those purposes was to enrich our lives and change us forever. We will miss you, Caleb. You'll be in our hearts from this day on, now and forever more! The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 7:00-8:00PM at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:00AM at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Midland. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens, also in Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com

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Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
3800 N Big Spring St Midland, TX 79705
(432) 550-5800
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Nov. 19, 2013
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