Billy Joe Hoover, 65, died Monday, August 22, 2011 at Altamaha Healthcare Nursing Home in Jesup. Mr. Hoover was born Oct. 2, 1945 in Hampton, S.C. to the late Joe and Nell Sauls Hoover. He was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church and a member of Iron Workers Local 709. Mr. Hoover was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hoover.
Survivors include his daughter, Tonya Clements of Baxley; son, Tony Hoover of Jesup; one sister and two brothers; four grandchildren, Trevor Clements, Cassidy Hoover, Gabrielle Hoover and Ashley Henry and two great-grandchildren, Chandler Henry and Davis Henry also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Revs. Owen Waters and Brian Gill officiating. Interment followed in Carter Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Spencer Carter, John Tyre, Bill Crosby, Roy Williamson, Ruby Carter, Jr. and Brian Medders.
Honorary pallbearers were Iron Workers Local 709.
Musical selections were rendered by Floyd Hunter and David Williams.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.