William (Bill) H. Hoover
Bill Hoover joined his Heavenly Father at his home in Sedro Woolley, WA on September 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
William (Bill) H Hoover was born to Bertha (Marie Lloyd) Johnson in Fargo, North Dakota on June 22, 1947. He moved to Tacoma, WA where he graduated from Mount Tacoma High School in 1965. After graduating, he joined the US Navy in 1966 to see the world and was stationed at Whidbey Naval Air Station until 1972. He received several medals and rewards during his time in service. During and after his time in the Navy he graduated with an Associate in Arts Degree and Achievement Award with High Honors from Skagit Valley College. Bill worked as a manager of purchasing of the store house at Texaco Refinery in Anacortes, WA until he retired in 2004.
Bill met the love of his life, Linda B (Messer) Hoover, in May of 1977 and they married 4 months later In September. They remained married for 36 yrs. enjoying
camping, hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends until Linda became terminally ill and passed away in 2014. Bill also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and wood working. They raised their only daughter, Lisa Croke, in Burlington, WA until moving to what became the family home in Sedro Woolley, WA.
Bill is survived by daughter Lisa Croke (Michael), 3 grandchildren Corey Summers (Cassandra), Chelsey Smith (Blake), Cammey Croke, 12; great-grandchildren that he loved and adored; brother-in-law, Charlie Messer, mother-in-law Louisa (Lou) Messer; many nieces and nephews, as well as many in laws and close friends who became family.
He was preceded in death by loving wife Linda Hoover; parents Tom and Marie Lloyd; sister Donna Erb, and other close family members.