Kenneth entered this world on August 7, 1936 in Calvert City and was the son of the late Floyd R. and Sadie (Starks) Hoover. Having graduated from Augusta Tilghman High School in 1954 he then trained formally for a life time of service at Freed-Hardeman University. He began his ministry as a preacher for the Church of Christ at the age of 14. His service to his Lord Jesus Christ spanned six decades. Kenneth served with zealous commitment and an effective preaching ministry in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri and Arizona; however his message of Good News transcended these United States and many places around the world. His passion and love for his Lord was the driving force of his life. His greatest desire was to seek and save the lost and bring glory and honor to God. He touched literally thousands of lives for their good and God’s glory. He was known for his indiscriminate love and compassion for everyone. He ministered to the sick, helped the hurting, mended broken lives, comforted the bereaved, and was a source of enthusiastic encouragement. His bond with youth enabled him to have a legacy that will honor his influence for generations. Kenneth lived and died believing and teaching that “It’s The Greatest Thing In The World To Be A Christian”.
There was a public viewing on Wednesday, July 2 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main St., Thurmont, Maryland. A memorial service will be held at the Catoctin Church of Christ at a later date.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 5 at 2 p.m. at the Benton Church of Christ. Interment followed at Coldwater Church of Christ cemetery in Coldwater.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made in Kenneth’s name to Freed-Hardeman University, 158 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com or at www.collierfuneralhome.com.