W. David Hoover, age 77 of Dublin passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his home, born in sin and saved by the blood of the lamb.
Born September 26, 1942 in Maplewood, New Jersey he was the son of the late Charles E. Hoover, Jr. and Jesse H. Hoover Michaels. He was also preceded in death step- father, John. L. Michaels & mother-in-law, Florence V. Killen; brother, Charles E. Hoover, III; grandchild, Robin M. Cox, and furbabies, Buttons, Ace and Kaytee.
He was raised up in northern New Jersey until, at the age of seventeen years old, after High School went on for 15 years at the trade of Mariner. First in the Merchant
Marine, then in the U.S. Coast Guard (13 years). Because of family obligations, he left the Coast Guard and settled in Southwestern Virginia. My brother and I were in business together for over twenty years but as life moves on, so do we.
When I first came to Southwest Virginia, the call of God upon my heart became greater and greater. In a hospital room, around 2 p.m. on April 2, 1976, I renewed my life in Jesus Christ. My plan was to be a “good” church member. God ’s plan was to use me. For several years I fought the call off but God won. I started into ministry, preaching and teaching, attending college and serving God. I traveled all over Virginia, W.V. and N.C. bringing the word of the Lord. At 52 years old, I left the business world and went into full time ministry. The best part of my life has been serving God. There were problems and potholes in the highway of life but I made it. God has been so good to me, in those times of darkness, he was my light and he brought me to the sunnyside, as always. I have been blessed beyond measure. God supplied me a wonderful woman and wife Jan Hoover who has been my “Buddy” for life. I have been blessed, I look toward heaven waiting for family, friends and brothers & sisters in the Lord.
He is survived by his
Wife of 30 years-
Jan Killen Hoover -Dublin
Sons and Daughters-in-law–
Paul and Jessie Hoover-Dublin
Steve and Beth Cox- Max Meadows
Kristy and Shane Dalton-Draper
Stephen Hoover & Jaxon Hoover- Texas
Austyn P. Dalton, Bayley P. Dalton- Draper
Retsen A. Nixon- Dublin
“Dont grieve for me, I have left the land of the dying and go to the land of the living.”
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020 in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Chaplain Phillip Madison officiating. Burial will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin.
Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
The family suggests donation may be sent to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or charity they wish.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.