Olin Louis Hoover

October 1, 1941 - December 29, 2023

Olin Louis Hoover, 82, of Brandywine, West Virginia passed away Friday, December 29, 2023 at his home.

He was born October 1, 1941 in Sugar Grove, West Virginia and was the son of the late Raymond Ralph Hoover and Beulah Elizabeth (Moyers) Hoover.

Mr. Hoover was a 1960 graduate of Franklin High School.  He was a Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman during the Vietnam War from 1960 – 1964.  He received his B.S. from JMU in 1972, Master of Education from JMU in 1976 and Masters + 30 from WVU in 1990. He was an Earth Science Teacher at Broadway High School from 1973 – 1980.  In July of 1980, he became principal at Franklin High School, and later served as transportation director for Pendleton County Schools.    He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, and attended Brandywine Baptist Church and Brandywine Christian Church. He was a charter member of the JMU Leadership Society and had served as Commander of American Legion Post #30.

On July 23, 1977, he married Donna (Bennett) Hoover, who survives.

Also surviving are – 

Two daughters – 

Dr. Michelle Renee Hoover-Wickline (husband, John) of Clarksburg, WV

Dr. Annette Marie Hoover (fiancé, Zachary) of Martinsburg, WV

One brother – 

Adalbert Eugene Hoover (wife, Lorena) of Brandywine

Two grandchildren –

Ty Hamilton Wickline (wife, Maryanna Marie Mason-Wickline) of Morgantown, WV

Carrie Elizabeth Wickline of Fairmont, WV

And several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Medford Hoover.

Friends may call any time after 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 2 at Kimble Funeral Home to pay their respects and sign the register book.

All services will be private.