John Marshall Hoover, 61, middle school teacher

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John Marshall Hoover
John Marshall Hoover

John Marshall Hoover, 61, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. He was born in Williamsburg to the late Naomi Dozier and Ernest Mahlon Hoover , and he lived in Ocean View since 1986. John graduated from Denbigh HS, Bridgewater College and Old Dominion University.

He was devoted to his job as a middle school teacher at Booker T. Washington and Hines Middle Schools in Newport News, because he wanted to help middle-schoolers stay on the right path at a critical time in their young lives. John loved camping with his Bridgewater buddies, rock and roll music, TV, and the movies.

John is survived by his wife, Frances, and son John Halstead Hoover; his aunt Susan D Grotz and husband Art of Maryland; his aunt Fannie H Propst of West Virginia; his brother Thomas M. Hoover of Lee Hall; his sister, Marie H. Wible and brother-in-law Ron of Stephens City, VA and nephews Jacob (wife Joyce), Michael, and Erik Wible; father-in-law Martin D. Meyer and wife Donna; brother- and sister- in-law, Greg and Kathy Meyer of New Hampshire and nieces Kate Schultz and Ashley Meyer; and many cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown, VA at 2:00pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.