Floyd Morris Hoover, Jr.
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MANSFIELD: Floyd Morris Hoover, Jr., 87, of Mansfield, died Sunday morning, August 3, 2014. He was born June 19, 1927 in Mansfield to the late Snoie Shrewsberry Hoover and Floyd Morris Hoover, Sr.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the Cuyahoga American Legion. Floyd was a member of First Congregational Church and 48 year member of Venus Masonic Lodge #152 F. & A.M., 32nd degree Scottish Rite. A ham radio enthusiast, he was a member of the Ham Radio Club and had the call signs "K8GGD" and "K8FMH". Floyd also volunteered his time with the American Red Cross.
Floyd enjoyed traveling in his motor coach, with the love of his life and navigator, Ethel, by his side. They enjoyed cruises, fishing and camping and visited 47 of the 50 United States as well as Mexico and Canada. For many years, they spent their winters in Brooksville, Florida enjoying the sunshine together.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ethel Marie Laughbaum Hoover; two daughters, Linda Kay (Walter W.) Hunsinger of Mansfield and Cathy Denise Jenkins of Akron; six grandchildren, Tami Hunsinger, Loree (Chris) Wilson, Brandon (Stacy) Hunsinger, Gina Waligura, Melissa (Scott) Newcomer, Thomas (Taylor) Jenkins of the U.S. Navy; eight great-grandchildren, Amelia Wilson, Arenal Hunsinger, Jared, Adam, and Kara Waligura and Jacob, Gabriel and Natalie Newcomer; a sister, Candy (Terry) Bostick of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Martha Smith; three nieces; and fives nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Wanda and Dick Sell and Dean Smith.
The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Masonic services will be recited at 6:00 p.m. The funeral service conducted by Rev. Bruce Haapalainen will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery with military honors presented by his grandson, Petty Officer First Class, Thomas Andrew Jenkins and the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church or Hospice of North Central Ohio.
The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to Floyd's caregivers who assisted him over the years.
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Published in the News Journal on Aug. 5, 2014