Phillip R. Hoover
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MARION: Phillip R. Hoover of 226 Hane Ave., Marion, died on June 30, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was 71.
A longtime resident of Marion, he was born on November 9, 1940, in Charleston WV, to Harry E. and Beulah M. (Freeman) Hoover, who precede him in death. For more than 25 years, Mr. Hoover was a heavy equipment operator for Baldauf Construction Co. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends who shared his passions for history, fishing, racing, and football.
Surviving Mr. Hoover are his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Edith E. (Huntsman) Hoover; five children, Richard D. (Sue E.) Hoover of Mansfield, Deborah K. (Laura L. Allen) Hoover of Silver Spring, MD, Bruce A. (Christina M.) Hoover of Delaware, Phillip G. Hoover of Washington, DC, Larry E. (Vicki S.) Hoover of Manchester, CT; and five grandchildren; two sisters survive, Carolyn S. (David) McPherson of Marion, and Doris A. Tyra of Sharpsville, IN.
A brother, Kenneth W. Hoover, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, 347 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio, with subsequent graveside service at Grand Prairie Cemetery at Brush Ridge, Morral. Family and friends can attend viewing services on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.gunderhallandfolk.com.
In lieu of flowers, the Hoover family requests that donations be made to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association (BDSRA), 166 Humphries Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. Website: www.bdsra.org. Donations are tax deductible (EIN 91-1397792).
Published in the Marion Star from July 2 to July 4, 2012