James L. “Ronnie” Hoover, age 81, of Woodlawn went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2020. He was born August 28, 1938 in Monticello to the late James Ralph Hoover and Evia Lee Catherine Phillips. On December 11, 1959 he married the love of his life Bettie Jo Carter Hoover, who passed away on April 21, 2014 after 54 years of marriage. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he studied forestry. He was a long-time member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Calmer. He retired from International Paper after 44 years of service as an instrument electrician. He loved spending time with his family, and his greatest joy was his grandson David. He was also preceded in death by his brother Raymond Hoover and nephew, Ben Hughes. Mr. Hoover will always be remembered for his big heart.
He is survived by his daughter Vickie Hoover Busick, grandson, David Busick (Taylor Evans), nieces, Gigi Taylor (Greg), Candy Hamilton, Teresa Johnson (Kevin), great- nieces and nephews, Craig Hamilton, Caylee Culberson, Presley Johnson, Vance Johnson and Seth Culberson. He is also survived by his extended family, Tom and Jeanie Brown and Sarah Brown (Brady Boston), sister-in-law Kay Carter (Dewayne Bonds), and a special friend, Barbara Watts.
Per Mr. Hoover’s request services will be for the family only.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital in memory of Mr. Hoover.
Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216.
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