Francis "Frank" Lee Hoover, 72, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born March 17, 1941, in Big Bend, a son of the late Charles and Margaret Posey Hoover. He is survived by his companion, Brenda Thompson; and grandson, Ronin Copning of Buckhannon; two sons, Charles Lee Hoover of Akron, Ohio, and Francis Kirk Hoover and wife, Andrea Joanne, of Buckhannon; one daughter, Christina Hoover Carr and husband, Terry, of Ludington, Mich.; and one stepdaughter, Janella Cochran and husband, Randall; 12 grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Nick and Bethany Carr, and Rochelle, Sydney, Casey, Rhianna and Rhaegan Hoover, and Levi, Cain and Shania Cochran; and four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wilford Hoover of Dover, Ohio, Kenneth Hoover of Narasse, Ohio, and Woodrow McCutcheon of Deland, Fla.; and two sisters, Charlotte Lewis of Buckhannon and Linda Sue Tinsley of Allgood, Tenn.
Mr. Hoover was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. He was a member of Buckhannon VFW Post 3663. He retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service, having served three tours in Korea, one tour in Germany and one tour in Panama.
Friends will be received today from noon to 2 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today from the funeral home with Bishop Steven Linger officiating.
Upshur County honor guard will provide military honors.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Buckhannon VFW Post 3663. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.