Charles E. Hoover, age 78, of Eaton, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at his residence. He was born December 7, 1940 in Richmond, IN to the late Roland C. and Margaret L. (VanAusdal) Hoover. Charlie was a 1959 graduate of Monroe High School; he was a retired veteran of the National Guard and served active duty during Operation Desert Storm; he was a life member of the American Legion Post #322 West Alexandria and V.F.W. Post #8066 in Eaton; he also retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation; was a longtime Preble County farmer; and enjoyed collecting antique tractors. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Sharon L. Hoover in 2001. He is survived by his son John K. Hoover of Eaton; daughter Melissa A. Hoover of Eaton; brothers Jerry (Kathy) Hoover of West Manchester, Kenny (Susanna) Hoover of New York, Bill (Lois) Hoover of Louisville, KY and Mike (Alicia) Hoover of Union City, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 11:30 am until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton with Pastor Stan VanAusdal officiating. Burial will follow at Preble Memory Gardens in West Alexandria. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.