Hoover, Douglas

Douglas Morton Hoover

April 2, 1943 - June 19, 2020

Douglas Morton Hoover of McKinney, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years, Leslie Ann, and his son, Brook.  He was born in Clendenin, West Virginia, to his parents Joseph and Sylvia Hoover.  Doug moved with his family to Texas City, Texas, as a young boy, and called it his permanent home until his retirement.  After serving four years in the United States Navy, Doug obtained his Juris Doctorate and eventually served as President of Hoover Fabricators and Support Technology Products for many years of his career, as well as President of the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club.  After leaving the business world, he joined the City of Texas City and served as the Director of Economic Development until he retired.  During his career, Doug was highly regarded as a hard-working, approachable, respectful, and gracious leader, and he brought these traits home with him every day.  Doug was a dedicated, loving, kind and gentle husband, dad, and granddad.  He was a true role model and hero.  No matter how tired he was at the end of the day, he always found the time and energy to be with his wife and son in any capacity required – as a best friend, a best man, a coach, a nurse, a teacher, a comedian.

Doug is survived by his lifelong partner, Leslie Ann Oakley Hoover; son, Brook Lynsey Hoover and wife, Kimberly Anne, of Fairview; grandchildren, Reed Wilson Hoover and Emory Anne Hoover, also of Fairview; brother, Joseph Allen; sisters, Sue and Pam, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Sylvia, and sister, Sara.

At his request, a private ceremony was held.

Donations may be made in his honor to the charity of your choice.

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God bless you and keep you close in your time of sadness and loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Glada Acree, June 28, 2020 So sorry for you loss. Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Billy and Patti Pegues Patti Pegues, June 24, 2020