Kenneth E. Hoover

Hoover, Kenneth E.
Kenneth E. Hoover, age 64, died on Saturday morning in his home in Tempe, AZ. Kenneth is survived by sons Dax, Chris and Mick. He leaves behind his daughter-in-law Suzanne and 3 grandchildren, Ethan, Evan and Eva. Kenneth was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals and was the 2nd youngest commissioned officer in the United States. He turned down a scholarship to West Point and stayed in Arizona where he was born and raised. He later became one of the most successful businessmen in his field. He helped California Contractors Supply, grow and become the largest national wholesalers of tools, supplies and safety equipment in the U.S. He pushed the scale as far as it could go making so many under him thrive as well as he did. He was looked upon his peers as a great leader in business and in life itself. He traveled the world for a good portion of his life with his beloved wife Diane. He lived a storied life and grabbed on to any chance he could to be the best at whatever it was. Papa will be missed dearly by all who were fortunate enough to have been a part of his wonderful life. He loved his family dearly and they loved him the same. To a Great Father and Friend may you rest in peace! Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm, Sunday, May 5 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30am, Monday, May 6 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery where he will be interred next to his loving wife Diane Hoover.

Funeral Home

Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home
4800 East Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 840-5600

Published in The Arizona Republic on May 1, 2013