Jerome D. Hoover

March 11, 2020
Jerome D. Hoover

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Jerome D. Hoover, 62, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Hoover was preceded in death by his parents, John E. and Margarete Hoover, his grandparents John and Opal Hoover.

Hoover is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louann English; Carolyn Hoover, his other mother of 42 years, brother, Mark E. Hoover, (Martha); sister, Capt. Lori C. Gatzke, MD USAF (Michael); sons, Shane (Shona) and Brandon English; daughter, Jessy English; grandchildren Arianna English, Jacob English, Mia Lamberson, and Brian Lamberson; nieces and nephews, Saoirse, Sullivan, and Sheridan Gatzke, his uncle Gayford Hoover (Cleona), his aunt Pauletta Davis (Rich), cousins Penny, Pam, Jane, Megan, and many friends.

He worked as a Senior HVAC Technician for Eastern State Hospital for 42 years. When he wasn’t working, he could be found enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and even lobstering. He enjoyed playing a good game of darts with friends and snacking on whatever snack he could find, the weirder the snack, the better it was.

The family would like extend their deepest gratitude to SICU at Riverside Pavilion Hospital for their loving care, and to LifeNet.

A celebration of Hoover’s life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, VA.  In memory of Jerome “Roadkill” Hoover, donations may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.


Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • March 13, 2020
    Peggy Douglas says:
    So sad to hear about Hover passing away. Such a wonderful and happy person. We had lots of conversations when I worked at ESH. I pray for peace and comfort to all of his love ones. RIP friend. I will always remember your kindness and fun chats we had.

  • March 13, 2020
    Vicki R Brady says:
    Hoover and Lou Ann were the first friends I made when I went to work at ESH. Hoover was a great guy who would help you in any situation. He was a kind person and could always make me laugh. My heart breaks for Lou Ann and the family. So long friend. May you rest in peace.

  • March 13, 2020
    Wanda Cook says:
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • March 13, 2020
    Mark Tackett says:
    Sorry to hear of your loss Lou Ann. he was a very likable guy and would do any thing for you, He will be missed.

  • March 13, 2020
    Robert & Sharon Southard says:
    To the family of Jerome Hoover, our deepest condolences. Jerome was a good friend and employee... He will be missed by all who knew him...It was an honor to know him..May he always rest in peace...