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Herbert V. Hovis

November 29, 1928 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 89)
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Herbert V. Hovis, 89 of Clintonville passed away on January 26, 2018.  He had spent an extended time in Trinity Living Center in Grove City prior to his passing. 

Born November 29, 1928 in Clintonville, he was the son of  Curtis D. Hovis and Cora Faye Martin Hovis.   He attended Harmony Grove Elementary School in Clinton Township and he graduated from the Clintonville High School.  After graduation, Herbert enlisted in the U.S. Marines for four years, having served during the Korean Conflict.  After his time in the military, Herb attended the Erie Trade School. 

Herbert married Mary Alice McCowin Hovis in 1955.  He was a devoted husband of 59 years of marriage.  Together they had three sons, Donald, Ronald & Larry. 

For over 50 years, Herb was self employed in the Emlenton area, specializing in truck and commercial equipment. 

Surviving are his sons, Donald (Shirley) Hovis and Ronald (Beverly) Hovis and his grandchildren, Courtney, Cameron, Kristy and Lori.  Also surviving are his siblings Clifford (Judy) Hovis and his sister Ann (Pat) Redfoot.  A surviving sister in law Genevieve Hovis.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Mary Alice who passed away in 2014, his beloved son Larry Hovis who passed in 1989, three sisters Opal Sexton, Verla Gill and Betty Snyder; three brothers William Jack Hovis, Pershing Hovis and David Hovis.

Family will receive friends at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton Street, Clintonville on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2-4.  A private family service will follow. 

The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial donations be sent to Trinity Living Center, 400 Hillcrest Avenue Grove City PA 16127, Attention: Activities Department 

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