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Walter Hoover Jr.
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A memorial service celebrating the life of Walter Elmer Hoover, Jr., 73, of Lugoff, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Hoover died Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born in North Wilkesboro, NC, he was the son of the late Walter Elmer and Annie Sowkulech Hoover. Mr. Hoover was retired from Empire Detroit Steel and Fluor Daniel.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Sparks Hoover; 2 daughters: Belinda Diamond (David) of Chesterfield, VA and Brenda Fannin (Tim) of Lugoff; 1 son: Walter Matthew Hoover (Hanna) of Asheboro, NC; 5 grandchildren: Brett Diamond and Jacob Diamond, Andrea Fannin, Emma Hoover and Harmony Hoover; 2 brothers: Robert Hoover of Sciotoville, OH and John Hoover of Loudon, TN; 4 sisters: Sue Prose of Columbus, OH, Retha Jean Piette of Naples, Italy, Dorothy Price of Norfolk, VA and Edith McKisson of Herndon,VA and a special niece, Karrie May. He was predeceased by 2 brothers: William Hoover and Hubert Hoover.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Hoover’s memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is assisting the family.

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