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Friday May 10th, 2019
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Friday May 10th, 2019

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Charles E. Hoover

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.

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Always loved Charlie he always enjoyed the tractor shows I would have at the bank. Enjoyed being his friend. I cant make the funeral tomorrow but you guys will be in my prayers Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson May 9 2019 12:00 AM

On behalf of Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, I send our condolences on the loss of your family member Charles E. Hoover, a veteran of the Ohio National Guard. Thank you for his service to our country.

Jane Morell Smith May 8 2019 12:00 AM

Loved Charley. He always had a sneaky grin on his face. He was such a kind sole and it was nice having someone to keep the younger guys in line. Rest in Peace

amy welch May 8 2019 12:00 AM

When I was a young soldier there was the stocky old sergeant that always walked around with half a cigar in his mouth mumbling his way through the weekends and the annual training. As I grew to know him, as anyone did, I grew to love this man. Charlie was like the big bother/Dad that would play and rough house with the younger guys. He will be sorely missed. I feel honored to have served with this man. Rest in Peace Charlie Hoover. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts. - 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

John Weber May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Helen Brown Hileman Another time in Charlie's life was when we rode the same school bus. I must have been in the 8th or 9th grade when Charlie started school. Charlie was the cutest little boy and very well mannered and always with a smile. Keep smiling Charlie.

Helen Brown Hileman May 7 2019 12:00 AM