Raymond M. Hoover, 80, of Stevens, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Ephrata Manor.
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He was born in Ephrata to the late Henry B. and Elizabeth (Martin) Hoover and was the husband of the late Gladys L. Hoover who passed away in 2011.
He was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite Church.
Raymond was a mechanic for Burkholder Paving for 30 years before owning and operating Hoover Truck Repair from 1996 till his retirement in 2004. He continued working for the company until his passing. He was a member of the Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. for 50 years and a member of The Lucky 13 Hunting Camp where he was the cook. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his grand- and great-grandchildren.
Raymond is survived by two sons, Raymond M., husband of Rondi (Reed) Hoover of Denver, Jeffrey L., husband of Diane (Martin) Hoover of Denver; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry M., husband of Mabel (Burkholder) Hoover of Ephrata and a sister, Edna Burkholder of Ephrata.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shawntel Hoover and six siblings, Clarence Hoover, Emma Zimmerman, Vera Martin, Paul Ranck, Advena Weaver, Mary Martin.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019, from 5 to 8 PM at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz. An additional visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, from 10 to11 AM at the church, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM with Pastor Leonard Rutt officiating. Interment will be private at Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Raymond's memory may be made to Youth With A Mission-Haiti, PO Box 236, Akron, PA 17501 or Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, PO Box 128, Strasburg, 17579.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.