ELKHART — Hoover N. Grant, 85, of Elkhart, passed away Friday, April 4, in his home.
He was born Nov. 23, 1928, in Rockbridge County, Va., to Alexander and Carrie Grant.
On Oct. 6, 1968, he married Melcenia “Pete” Peter.
She survives along with seven children, Steve Grant of Elkhart, Stephanie Grant of Boulder, Colo., Vickie Matafin of Mishawaka, Debra Butler of Tyler, Texas, Allen Grant of Angola, Rick Hendershott of Elkhart and Robin Stump of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Violet McMinn of South Bend, Helen Watson of Elkhart and Barbara Paterson of Lyndhurst, Va.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Hoover enjoyed watching westerns and sports on TV and working on cars. He loved a good joke and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic.
A private family celebration of life service will be at a later date. Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to Elkhart County Humane Society.