Alvin H. Hoover, 85, of 13306 U. S. Hwy. 231, Utica, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Owensboro Medical Health System. Mr. Hoover was born on March 23, 1926, in Ohio County to the late Homer Hoover and Hazel Bartlett Hoover.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. Mr. Hoover retired from Green River Steel and Clark Security. Mr. Hoover was a member of the Joe Ellis Masonic Lodge 743 and the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, where he served as a caretaker for the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohio County.
Surviving include his wife of 56 years, Lena Catherine Nantz Hoover of Utica; one son, Rondal Joe Hoover and his wife Maureen of Taylorville, Illinois; one daughter, Susanne Hoover Williams and her husband Gordon of Hartford; five grandchildren, Emily and Rachel Williams, Scott Hoover, Justin Kennedy, Alicia Harris and her husband Lawrence and two great-grandchildren, Mallory and Hannah Harris.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford, with Bro. Chris Taylor and Bro. Frank Benton officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohio County.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Alvin H. Hoover be made in the form of a donation to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Dale Ward, 13436 U.S. Hwy. 231, Utica, KY 42376.