OBITUARY

Myrl Haynes Hoover

August 14, 1939March 19, 2020
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Funeral Services will be streamed live on Wednesday, March 24 starting at 4pm: https://www.facebook.com/GroveHillFuneralHome/

Myrl Haynes Hoover, 80, passed away on March 19, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on August 14, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to JB and Artie Mae Hoover. Myrl was raised in Dallas, Texas and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School and El Centro College. He married Carole Probst in 1994. He was an optician at Essilor Optical where he worked for many years.

Myrl was most proud of his children. He beamed with pride about how they all grew up and became extraordinary adults and parents of his grandchildren. When Myrl met Carole, they fell in love instantly. Carole's family also became his family, which included yearly reunions where they drove their travel trailer to stay a week each time.

In his younger years, he spent his free time at rodeos and team penning. He was best known for wearing his giant-sized belt buckle. He also enjoyed bowling and hunting.

Later in his years, Myrl enjoyed spending time at his Lake Tawakoni home either boating, catfish fishing, cooking, or just speeding around the park in his shiny red golf cart. He was simply content visiting neighbors and just shooting the breeze. He particularly looked forward to Thanksgiving each year when his family and friends would gather together and share home cooked meals. He also had a love/hate relationship with the Dallas Cowboys as all Sunday meals and outdoor cooking were planned around their schedule. His retirement years were very good to him.

Myrl was known to be accident prone and after he lost a couple of fingers in one of these accidents, he spent the years that followed tricking any kid under the age of ten, that his fingers just went missing. A variation of this game was to have them pull his finger. Most would fall for the trick and join in on helping him look all around for his missing finger. He loved making kids laugh. To so many he was just Myrl, Dad, Uncle Myrl or Pappy.

He will always be remembered by them as the kind, funny and caring man that he was.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Artie Mae Hoover and JB Hoover; sisters, Wilma (Billie) Parks and Betty Wyatt and grandson, Jack Henvey.

Myrl is survived by his loving wife, Carole Ann Hoover; son, Terry Hoover and wife, Karen; son, Jeff Hoover and wife, Desiree; daughter, Renee Henvey and husband, Chris; stepdaughter, Teresa Presley and husband, Tommy; stepson, Brian Probst and wife, Wendy; brother, Phillip Hoover and wife, Betty; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. GA-08 relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation issued by the Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott, effective March 20, 2020 at 11:59pm, Order No. 1, "In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. Beginning March 23, 2020 at 11:59pm until 11:59pm on April 3, 2020, under the Authority of Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Amended Orders: (c) All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside of a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein."

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Willie McCowan

March 25, 2020

Just wanted to send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this difficult time

Ronnie High

March 24, 2020

Uncle Myrl was one's of a kind, quick with the wit, his bright eyes, upbeat and always a smile on his face.

I can remember like it was yesterday driving with him in the car to the farm or wherever and he'd say You know what horse's like? Crab apple's! (grabs my knee and squeezes!) " you gotta rub it to make it stop! " If you stopped or slowed down it would start again.

I feel truly blessed to have had him in my life growing up.

Wendy Probst

March 24, 2020

Myrl Hoover was definitely one of a kind. From the time I first met him, until the day he left us, life was much brighter. You could not be down in the dumps around Myrl. He always found a way to make you smile and laugh.

When Carole called out of the blue, you wondered what he had gotten into now. And was he ok? The stories we have!

Myrl was the best father in law a girl could ask for. You always got a kiss goodbye and “I love you”. We will treasure the time we had with him and will miss him dearly.

Teresa Presley

March 23, 2020

Myrl’s pet squirrel waiting for snacks. ❤️

Teresa Presley

March 23, 2020

I am so thankful my Mom and Myrl found each other and spent the last 26 years together loving each other unconditionally and living life to its fullest. I am lucky to have had the privilege to call Myrl, my Step Dad. Myrl took my brother and I in as his very own, along with our families from day one. There was never a dull moment around Myrl, he had an infectious smile, always laughing and cutting up, and telling funny stories or jokes including the finger pranks with the small kiddos. All kiddos adored him. Myrl loved his family dearly. Myrl never met a stranger, and loved the outdoors, including his pet squirrel that come to the deck to visit and get some snacks. Life is not the same without him. Tommy and I love you and miss you dearly. Fly high my sweet guardian angel. Rest in peace. Forever in our hearts.

Beth Hoover

March 23, 2020

I always admired pappys “go get em” attitude. From horse riding, to jug fishing, boat rides, and road trips. He wasn’t the type to turn down a chance to tell a good story. I see so much of pappy in my own Dad, who is similar in many ways.

Jeff Hoover

March 23, 2020

Too many memories to fit into this small box and only use 2000 spaces. I am not an elegant writer like my brother and sister before me. All I can say is that when that phone rang, he picked it up and had a joke coming at you.
I was the lucky one who spent my middle school and high school days with him. We had our ups and downs but It took me into my Navy days to learn that he was not only my dad but a teacher as well.
We hunted, fished, camped and boated together. My swimming lesson was him tossing me off the boat on 40 feet of water with no life jacket. It took 3 minutes before I learned to swim.
Dad loved and truly cared for Carole. He took both Brian and Teresa in as one of his own.
He made my wife, Desiree, welcome from day one. We gave him a grandson, Dallas, and a granddaughter, Skye, to play with.
When you see me, stop me and I would love to tell you some great stories....and hear a few of yours.
I love ya dad. Find a stop to fish and I will find you.

Johnny Evans

March 22, 2020

Myrl, when I first met you I told Jamie you were crazy. I still believe that by the way. You cant imagine the pain and grief we are all feeling. We had a lot of good times that I will always cherish. Thank you for your friendship being my neighbor for 28 yrs. Thank you for helping me raise my kids at the lake putting up with my boys. All my family will miss you but we all know you are in a much better place. Fly high my friend now you wait on us.........Johnny

Jamie Evans

March 22, 2020

Everyone was Myrl’s friend!!!

Terry Hoover

March 22, 2020

Even though I was the oldest child, my Dad was always the youngest one in our family. He was young at heart and young in spirit. He had more energy at 80 than I did at 20. The only time he would slow down was when he was using his patience to teach me how to hunt, to fish, to fix my cars etc. He was never shy about anything, especially showing love for his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He adored and worshiped Carole. I am very thankful for her, for she kept him grounded as well as prevented him from losing more fingers or other vital parts. He was certainly the “Funny Uncle” in the family that all the cousins would migrate to at family get togethers. I don’t think he knew that “Paying it Forward” was a thing. He just flat enjoyed helping people and being around them. The minute you met him, you were then, no longer a stranger.
I will continue to miss my Dad until I draw my last breath but until then, I will continue share the memories along with his stories with anyone who will listen. I will not allow GrandPappy and his stories to fade from my grandkids memories. ...
I Love You Dad!

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