Olden J. "Pete" Hoover
Published in Clarion Ledger from December 19 to December 21, 2012
Olden J. "Pete" Hoover, 76, passed away at home on December 15, 2012 in Jackson. A graveside service will be held at the Bolton Cemetery, Bolton, MS; Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM with a short visitation prior to the service. The service will be conducted by The Reverend Kyle Dice Seage of St. Philip's Episcopal Church with Sebrell Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Mr. Hoover was born November 23, 1936 in Hartford, KY to the late Archie D. and Della Bartlett Hoover. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Rae Hoover Brooks of Indianapolis, IN. and a brother, Dalton Hoover of Columbus, IN. He is survived by Virginia Peter "Ginger" Hoover of Jackson, a son, Charles J. (Cathie) Hoover and grandchildren Sarah and Jamie Hoover of Byram, MS.. a sister, Jean (Ansil) Luttrell of Princeton, KY., two brothers, Ronald D (Donna) Hoover of Clifford, IN. and Bob (Marie) Hoover of Columbus, IN., Laurin (Paul) Matlock and grandson Wesley Matlock of Jackson, Craig (Cindy) Yuill and granddaughter Kimberly Yuill of Spanish Fort, AL.., and his beloved white lab Maggie.
He graduated from Hartford, KY. High School. Following graduation, at age 18, he was drafted by The New York Yankees as a left-handed pitcher and pitched in their minor league system, 1954, 1955, and 1956, until a shoulder injury ended a possibly brilliant career. He served in the U.S. Army and then graduated from the University of Kentucky with high distinction, receiving top awards in accounting. He obtained his CPA and went to work with the big eight firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, later becoming a Partner. After retirement, he started his own practice in Jackson, which he continued until his death. He has been a member of both the AICPA and The Mississippi Society of Public Accounting for 50 years.
The family wishes to express deep appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Bobby Graham and the entire staff at Jackson Oncology, Hospice Ministries, and our wonderful sitters Patina Haynes and Liz Gilmer for their devoted care.
Pete was a loving, kind and caring man and touched the lives of all who knew him.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 5400 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211.