OBITUARY

Larry Lee Hover

December 15, 1946October 7, 2019
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Larry Lee Hover, 72, passed away on October 7, 2019. He was born on December 15, 1946 to Waldo Richard Hover and Helen Lucille Burkholder Hover, in Bluffton, Ohio. He attended Vaughnsville Junior High and Bath High School. He lived in Lima, Ohio, Pasadena, Texas and Deer Park, Texas. Larry was married to Diana Kay Gossard Hover for 49 years. He retired in 2013 after working 53 years.

Some of Larry’s favorite activities were collecting die cast cars and drawing. Larry loved country music. The birth of his two daughters and his grandson were important life events to Larry.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Waldo Richard Hover and Helen Lucille Hover and his sister Carol Diane Hover Endicott.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Diana Kay Gossard Hover; two daughters, Melissa Kay Hover Alonzo and husband Jesus, and Nicole Ann Hover Mason and husband Mark; grandson, Justin Lee Alonzo; brother, Greg Hover; and sister Marlene Kay Hover Prenzlin.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2019

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Ken Hurtt

October 21, 2019

Larry was a great man. He always made me feel welcome when I would visit in Ohio. God Bless and prayers for the family.

Gregory Hover

October 11, 2019

"My brother and I" has special meaning because we did so many things together. Like walking and/or hitch-hiking for miles and miles,walking the middle of the river for miles,pulling pranks,riding bikes,being in the same grade at school,graduating the same year,moving out of the house together,telling many of the same stories, watching the butchers in Rimer,Ohio,eating ice cream on a hot summer day and getting sick together,getting in trouble together. We had many inseparable days growing up. Thank you,Larry, for the wonderful memories, for defending me in junior high at Central, for carrying much of the expense for living after we moved out and just for being you and adding an extra quality to my life. I love you and will miss you especially on Saturday mornings. I will miss those calls on Saturday mornings.

Nicole Mason

October 11, 2019

I love you more than you know daddy , and will miss you so much. I always loved listening to all of your stories and listening to you telling them to others. I keep thinking that when I call you will answer the phone, and hoping this is just a bad dream but I know it isn’t. I will always be your tomboy, and am so proud to have been your daughter. One of my favorite memories was the day you walked me down the aisle to give me away to my husband. I will always be your little girl and I could not have asked for a better dad. You will stay in my heart forever, and I love you daddy.

Melissa Alonzo

October 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Daddy I miss you and love you so much. I can’t believe you are not here, It all seems like a bad dream that I want to wake up from. I will never forget you, you will always be in my heart and memories. One of my greatest memories is when you got to meet your grandson for the first time. Love you Daddy your big little girl.

Christopher Endicott

October 9, 2019

I remember once, when I was just a kid. My family and I were visiting my grandparents. Everyone was there. I was giving my mother a hard time. Doing what young boys do I guess. Uncle Larry however was going to make this a “teachable” moment. He handcuffed me to a leg of a coffee table and then sat on the coffee table. It’s wasn’t long but long enough I stopped giving my mother a hard time in that moment.
Larry, in my child-like eyes, was a mountain of a man but having the heart of a child. I think this is why we gravitated toward him. He, and Aunt Diane, were one of us. We never felt the presence of an elder adult with Larry but more of a friend. One who always seemed genuinely happy to be in our company.
I talked of Larry well into my adulthood. Still telling the stories or the story of a story I heard how I saw him. This mountain of a man who was strong and unstoppable but at the same time willing to give the very shirt he was wearing if it would help another.
This is how I will always see him. This is how I will always remember him. My cherished Uncle Larry.

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