The Rev. Edgar U. Hoover, of Roanoke, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013. He was born in Varnville, S.C. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and his wife, Pauline Long Hoover. He enlisted at the age of 17, and served proudly in the United States Navy as a radio operator. He then worked for the FAA as an aircraft communicator for four years. He graduated from Wake Forest and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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The Rev. Hoover served churches in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia, including Greene Memorial United Methodist in Roanoke and Fairlington United Methodist in Alexandria. He was a member of the Tin Can Sailors Association. He enjoyed operating his shortwave radio and his computer, traveling, reading and caring for his special beagle, Molly.
The Rev. Hoover is survived by his first wife, Louise Kenyon, of Fairfax; daughter, Dr. Elaine Hoover, of Roanoke; son, Wayne Hoover, of Thailand; stepdaughter, Sandra Long, of Maryland; and sister, Miriam Connelly, of South Carolina.
A service celebrating the Rev. Hoover's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, in the Abbey at Sherwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Gary Robbins of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Greene Memorial United Methodist Church or to the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Friends may send their condolences to the family by visiting www.simpsonfuneral.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.
Published in Roanoke Times from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2013