E. Doyle Hoverstock

Born: Wed., Dec. 13, 1950
Died: Mon., Jun. 4, 2018


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 07, 2018
Location: Faith United Methodist Church


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ASHLAND – E. Doyle Hoverstock went to be with his Lord on June 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded at his home by his loving family.

Doyle was born in Ashland County on Dec. 13, 1950, and was the only child of Kenneth and Helen Baughman Hoverstock. He attended Ashland High School and graduated from North Central Technical College with a degree in electrical engineering. Committed to hard work all of his life, he worked at Young’s IGA, served as a rural postal carrier in Loudonville, Timken and A. L. Garber in Ashland and delivered fuel. He served with the 1467 Army National Guard. He operated a dairy farm for 21 years and later raised beef cows on his farms.
Along with growing corn and beans, he prided himself on making high quality, mixed alfalfa hay and selling it at area auctions. He was also known for his mechanical expertise and problem-solving.
He and his wife, Ellen Steigerwalt, were high school sweethearts and were married on Oct. 17, 1970. They built their first home together when they were 21 years old.
Doyle was a faithful member of the Methodist denomination and enjoyed spreading God’s word through teaching Sunday School, preaching and ministering to others. His faith in Jesus Christ was an integral part of his life, and attending and participating in the life of his church, where he had served as a lay leader, were a priority for him.
Much of his spare time was spent cheering on his children and grandchildren in their sporting events. He was an avid reader, particularly of the Bible and history. He enjoyed his son’s journey as a minister of the gospel and his daughter’s athletic achievements in track.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Walter P. Steigerwalt, whose companionship he valued as they worked together in farming.
Doyle treasured his family and is survived by Ellen, his wife of 47 years; his children, Jan (Dr. Steven) Rogers, and Pastor Philip D. (Andrea) Hoverstock and grandchildren, Callie, 10; Kirsten, 9; and Camryn, 7, Hoverstock.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life at Faith United Methodist Church, 1574 Ohio 96, Ashland. Service of celebration will be this Thursday June 7, 2018 11:05 AM at Faith United Methodist Church (across from Crestview High School).
Luncheon immediately following.
Thank you for the excellent, professional care we received from Hospice of North Central Ohio and Remembrances to Faith United Methodist Church building fund.
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Tim and Tracey Eagle
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
Ellen, we are so sorry for your loss but we know without a doubt that Doyle is walking with The Lord. Doyle was so kind and generous and always extended a helping help. He will truly be missed. Please know that you are in our prayers. Love, Tim and Tracey Eagle

Pappy Poorbaugh
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
In was t alkiing to Phil a month ago and we were remembered all the fun, hard work, and adventures we had on the farm. Doyle was AlWAYS very patient teaching us new things, from bailing, milking, driving tractor....much more patient then he should have been..Haha. I was AlWAYS astounded by his hard work, his live for Christ, and his love for family...he was truly a wonderful role model. I will always tcharishbthe memories I have of him and the entire Hoverstock family.

Charles & Melody Barnes
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
Ellen & Family, we feel your sorrow in your loss of Doyle. He has served out God well over the years, now he is closer to God our Father and continue in another capacity. Blessings to you and your family.

Linda (Hachtel) Regan
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
Ellen, Jan, Phil and family,

My sincerest condolences to you as Doyle has gone to be with our Lord and Savior. I have so many fond memories growing up at Trinity with your family - Youth group gatherings at your house, the men’s group’s last supper play, and church picnics.

I pray that God will grant you comfort as you remember the wonderful gifts and memories that rest with you.

Regina Bradford
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
I’m so sorry about your dad, Phil. You and your family are in my prayers. 😔🙏

Chris Keetle
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Ellen and family I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. After reading what he had done over his life he was such a hard worker, was a good teacher but mostly he was close to the Lord. Now he's free of pain and you know you'll all be together again one day. God bless your family as you adjust to the new normal without him...

Claudia (Mellinger)Bailey
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss - Doyle was always one of the good guys - friendly and kind. Prayers are being sent.

Craig & Claudia Bailey

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