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Obituary for Kenneth Joe Hoover

Kenneth Joe  Hoover
A kind, caring, charismatic man left this life at age 82. Kenneth J. Hoover was born Oct. 26, 1935 in Walters, Oklahoma to Carl and Christine Hoover. He grew up in Lawton, Oklahoma and graduated from Lawton High School in 1954.

His first job in Lawton introduced him to the TV and appliance industry. In 1964, he moved to Oklahoma City, and for 12 years covered Oklahoma as a sales representative for Thurman Magbee Corporation. During this time, he married Claudia S. Schones in 1973.

From 1976 until 1993, Ken worked for Curtis Mathis Corporation and became Vice President of Sales. At the age of 58, he changed his career path and became a financial advisor for Edward Jones. After 20 years of service at Edward Jones, he retired in 2013.

Throughout his career, Ken and Claudia traveled to many countries and made many friends. Ken never met a stranger. He could best be described as a mentor, not only in business but to anyone who asked for his advice. He loved helping people to overcome obstacles in life. When anyone asked Ken how he was doing, he always replied, “just short of wonderful.” In his later years, he constantly said, “If I died tomorrow, I have had a wonderful life.”

Ken is survived by Claudia, his wife of 45 years; 4 children: RaeLynn McCauley (Mike), Steve Hoover (Brenda), Deborah Schones, and Timothy Schones; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; and his sister, Pat Hammons.

A funeral will be held in the Smith & Turner Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 2:00pm.

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