Samuel Eugene "Sam" Hoover, 86, Denver, Indiana, passed away Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017.
Born Jan. 2, 1931, he was the son of Orval and Alma (Snell) Hoover. On Dec. 4, 2004, in Plymouth, he married Mary Sieg, and she survives.
Sam was an active and faithful member of the Twelve Mile Lions Club for years. He was well-known as the joyful Santa at Christmastime to many kids. He graduated as president of his class from Twelve Mile High School in 1949. He retired as a farmer but also, as an entrepreneur, he owned and operated Twelve Mile Skelgas and ran a very successful excavating business, Sam Hoover Excavating, for most of his adult life.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Mike (Diane) Hoover of Plymouth; son, Monte (Missy) Hoover of Indianapolis; sister, Rosalee (Hoover) Ratliff; and brother, Raymon Hoover (wife Karen).
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta (Wilburn) Hoover; his parents; and a brother, Ross Hoover.
A funeral service will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at McClain Funeral Home in Denver, Indiana.
A time of visitation with family and friends will be from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclainfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Twelve Mile Lions Club.
Published on June 2, 2017