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Stephen F. Hoover
June 28, 1948 - May 25, 2020

Stephen F. Hoover

Stephen F. Hoover
Jun 28, 1948 - May 25, 2020

Stephen F. Hoover
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Stephen F. Hoover, SFC Retired, age 71, a long-time resident of Knoxville passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Steve is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Pool Hoover; brother, Tim Hoover/Larry of Kansas City, Mo; children, Terri Craig/Dan of St. Joe, Missouri, Alexa and Stephanie Hoover both of Knoxville, Brian Hoover/Anna of Knoxville; Nancy Yanniello/Tony of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kelsey Sutton/Patrick, Jake Elkins/Kelsey, Leah, Christian, Alex, Brianna, Skye, Cruze and Dalton; great-grandchildren, Everlee, Fallon, Chatt, and Hudson; special niece and caregiver Amber Vaughn/Sam.

He was preceded in death by parents, John and Esther Hoover; Brother-in-law's Randy and David Pool; Nephew Jonathan Day.

Steve honorable and proudly served as a Sergeant First Class in the U. S. Army from 1967 - 1987 during which time he served in Vietnam, Germany and Korea as well as the United States and again from January 1991 - July 1991 during Desert Storm. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service after 20 years of service as a mail handler.

He was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the Stretcher Bearer's Connect Group at Wallace. He proudly volunteered at the Baptist Food Pantry for several years. He was a Christian man who truly loved God, his country and his family. His conversation centered around his military years, his children, grand-children and great grand-children.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to: Western Heights Baptist Center Food Pantry, 1230 W. Scott Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921 or to the Gideon's Bibles.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel, 5301 Fountain Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918 with a service to follow at 1:30.

Burial will be on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:30 am at E. TN State Veterans Cemetery located at 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Hoover family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.

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Pam Thompson on May 29, 2020

Pat, I am so sorry to read about Steve’s home going. Praying for God to comfort you and the family as only He can.
Pam Thompson

Tami Shultz on May 29, 2020

Stephanie,im sorry for loss&praying for you&Hudson

Reba Smiddy on May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020
Reba Smiddy
RIP. Steve. Pat I pray for you and all your family daily. I hope you can soon take care of yourself. GOD bless you all.

Dan & Carolyn Harrison on May 27, 2020

Pat, we have been blessed to count Steve and yourself among our friends and are saddened by the loss we feel. Steve was such an honorable man and we so enjoyed his sense of humor and stories. He was definitely one of a kind and irreplaceable to all who knew him. God Bless you and the family. With much love and sympathy, Dan and Carolyn Harrison




















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May
30
Saturday
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel
5301 Fountain Road
Knoxville, TN, United States 37918
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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May
30
Saturday
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel
5301 Fountain Road
Knoxville, TN, United States 37918
1:30 PM


Burial

Jun
29
Monday
East TN State Veterans Cemetery
2200 E. Governor John Sevier Hwy
Knoxville, TN, United States 37920
11:30 AM


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