Gene Allen Hoover, age 85 of Mena passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Mena.
Gene was born in Cherry Hill, Arkansas on April 20, 1931 to Euel Hoover and Ruby Egger Hoover. He was married to Joyce Betz Hoover for forty-two years and was in Transportation as a truck driver for many years. Gene also worked in grocery retail and logging. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. Gene loved watching baseball games. Most of all he loved his family and will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by wife, Joyce Hoover of Mena, Arkansas; children: Stacey Hoover-Bell and husband Rod of Dallas, Texas, Letha Moore and husband Clark of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Brandon Burford and wife Christina of Hatfield, Arkansas, Derke Hoover of California, Russell Hoover and wife Lisa of Idaho, Kevin Hoover of California, Gina Hoover of Texas, Gordan Hoover of California; brother, Aldon Hoover and wife Kay of Sonora, California; gifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Euel and Ruby Hoover.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Mark Lyle and Brother Russell Hoover officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Coy Buford, Dustin Sexauer, Adam Hoover, Alex Hoover Aaron Hoover, Kameron Hoover, Koda Hoover, Kole Hoover, Gage Hoover and Spencer Hoover.