Paul Edward Hoover, Sr., 69, of Monticello, passed away on October 2, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

Mr. Hoover was retired from the United States Army. After returning from combat duty in Vietnam, he served as a drill sergeant in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and Ft. Lee, Virginia. He was an Army Recruiter in Monticello from 1977 to 1986.

He was of the Assembly of God faith.

Mr. Hoover was born on January 27, 1946 in Star City and was the son of the late James Edmond Hoover and Georgia Kellum Hoover.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James “Jack” Hoover.

Survivors include his wife, Ann McKinstry Hoover of Monticello; four sons, Paul Hoover, Jr. and wife Karen of Frankston, Texas, Charles Hoover and wife Sherry of Woodlawn, Wayne Hoover and wife Michelle of Ladelle and Robert Hoover of Monticello; a daughter, Elizabeth Madison Hoover of Monticello; two stepsons, Kevin Webb and Cody Webb both of Monticello; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is October 4 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held on October 5 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery with full military honors.