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Thompson Funeral Home, Inc

220 Viva Drive, Trumann, AR

Phone: 870-483-6311

Samuel Wolford Hoover Jr.

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Published: January 27, 2013

Mr. Samuel Wilford Hoover Jr., 60, of Jonesboro died Saturday peacefully in his sleep at his home after a long illness. Mr. Hoover was born Sept. 16, 1952, in Crossett, Ark., and had lived in Bartlett, Tenn., for 22 years before moving to Jonesboro a year ago. Sammy was an outdoorsman who loved to fly fish, scuba dive, bicycle and backpack, He also enjoyed Go Kart racing, target shooting and photography. He was a Teamster, retired from Yellow Freight, Inc. and was currently a senior enrolled at Arkansas State University. Sammy was a member of the Stone Street Church of Christ in Jonesboro, Ark., and previously he attended the Rocky Point Church of Christ where he served as an elder. He was the son of the late Samuel Wilford Hoover Sr. and Wilma Hall Hoover. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Gaylene Bradsher Hoover; one daughter, Leanne Hoover Morrison and husband Matt of Charlton, Mass.; one son, Samuel Angus Hoover and wife Kristina of Easley, S.C.; two grandchildren, Jaclyn Kirby Morrison and Charles Joseph Morrison both of Charlton, Mass.; one sister, Kate Hoover of Sherwoood, Ark. and one brother, Billy Hoover of Jacksonville, Ark. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at 7 p.m., in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Mitch Stevens officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. An online guest book can be signed at

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