STATESVILLE Lemuel Charles Hoover Sr., 83, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House. Born Sept. 7, 1936, in Iredell County, he was the son of the late Lemuel Cowan Hoover and Mabel Morrison Hoover. Lemuel was the consummate outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, and hunting. He was a rodeo man and enjoyed competing in all areas of the rodeo. One place he loved to visit was Colorado. He had also been a heavy equipment operator. Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Chuck Hoover (Lisa) of Statesville; daughter, Beverly Adams (Steve) of Advance; two stepdaughters, Kathy Johnson and Cindy Robertson; four grandchildren, Lee Hoover, Heather Johnson (David), Zachary Adams and Aaron Adams; and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Kyle Johnson. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. He will be inurned at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Hoover family.

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