Obituary of James Hoover

James Eldon “Jim” Hoover, 60, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away September 20, 2021, at his home. He was born October 19, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Eldon Lee and Forestine Rosetta (Miller) Hoover.

Jim served in the US Army and was a Respiratory Therapist. He loved riding his Victory motorcycle.

Jim is survived by his children, Jeremy Hoover, Fort Scott, John Hoover, and Erica Hoover, both of Miami, Oklahoma; four sisters, Denise Imel (Chuck) of Tampa, Florida, Teresa Maki of Alma, Missouri, Linda Prior (Ian) of Tampa, Florida, and Sandra Fagan (Ed) of Honolulu, Hawaii; thirteen grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Cheryl Ann Hoover; a brother-in-law, John Maki; a son, Gabe Hoover, and a grandson, Canaan Hoover.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, September 27, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Military Honors will be presented by the Kansas National Guard Military Honors Funeral Detail.

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