Larry L. Hoover, 79, of Millersport passed away June 17,2017, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with his family at his side. He was born January 14, 1938, at Dunkirk, Ohio, in the home of his parents, Leland and Lillian Miller Hoover.
Larry was a graduate of OSU College of Agriculture and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
It was while he was a student at OSU that his love of flying became a reality when he earned his private pilot license as a student at Don Scott Field.
He was a lifelong farmer and agribusinessman. He was the founder of Millersport Agri Service, Inc., Millersport Fertilizer Service, Inc., and Hoover Farms Partnership. He was a member of Millersport Community Theatre, Farm Bureau Council 18, and attended Millersport United Methodist Church.
Larry is survived by a loving family which includes his mother, Lillian Hoover of Bellefontaine; his wife of 57 years, Julia E.; daughters, Rebecca Hoover, Millersport and Melissa (Michael) Hoover Connor, Pleasantville; son, Michael (Elizabeth) Hoover, Millersport; nine incredible grandchildren to cherish his memory, Alex, Eric, Luke, Claire, Grace, Isabelle, Ian, Evan and Robert; step-grandsons, Derek (Erin) Connor and Tyler Connor; sister-in-law, Martha Hoover of Indianapolis; and nieces and nephew, Susan Hoover, Kathleen Hoover, Brian (Tanya) Hoover and Jennifer (Jim) Denice.
Larry was preceded in death by his father; his brother, James R. Hoover; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carolyn and Stanley Morrison; and step-grandson, Trevor Connor.
The family will receive friends to celebrate Larry’s life at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, 207 South Main St., Baltimore, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. Service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, officiated by Pastor Clarence Hensel. Following burial at Millersport Cemetery, the family requests that friends join them at Millersport United Methodist Church for a time of sharing memories of their friendship with Larry over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Larry L. Hoover Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o PNC, P.O. Box 245, Thornville, OH 43076, to help further the education of young people in Larry’s memory.