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Ralph Hugh Hoover Jr, 91, of Champion, Ohio passed away Tuesday October 8, 2019 at Briar Hill Care Center. He was born July 10, 1928 in Georges Twp., Pennsylvania to the late Ralph B. and Reva Gladys (Robinson) Hoover. He graduated in 1946 from Sutton High School in WV and received his Associates Degree in Agriculture at Potomac State School of West Virginia University in 1950. Ralph served as a Sargent in the US Army Engineer division during the Korean War. He worked for GM, Euclid Fisher Body for 32 years and retired in 1987. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Champion and was a member of the UAW. Ralph enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.
He will be sadly missed by his three children, Timothy Ray Hoover, Bradford Lee (Jo Beth) Hoover, Rebecca Jean Vaughn, three grandchildren, Jessica (John) Hottle, Jason Vaughn, Keith (Jessica) Hoover, five sisters, Aretta Rose, Avenell Pierson (James) Keener, Elaine (Leon) Dillon, Sharon E. Falkner, Sheila K. (George) Calkins, one brother, Woodrow Carson (Lois) Hoover and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine P. (Rhodes) Hoover who died November 13, 2005, and his son, Thomas J. Hoover who died in 1992.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1:00 PM until the time of his Celebration of Life, which will be held at 4:00 PM at the Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High St. Middlefield, OH 44062. Ralph will be laid to rest in Braxton Memorial Garden Cemetery, in Sutton WV., next to his wife and son.