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March 6, 2014

Roy E (Gene) Hoops

BLUEFIELD — BLUEFIELD — Roy E Hoops, 79 of Bluefield, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, W.Va. He was born August 30, 1934 in Bluefield, W.Va. and was the son of the late, F L and Ettie Kidd Hoops. He was a retired clerk for the N&S Railroad and owner of Bland Street Exxon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Claude, Hobert, Woodie and Dewey Hoops; and two sisters, Jenny Shrewsbury and Maxine Hoops.

Survivors include his children, Cathy Blevins (Bob) of Wytheville, Va., Jeff Hoops (Patricia) of Milton, W.Va., Karen Simon (Joe) of Mooresville, N.C., Chris Hoops (Laura) and Kevin Hoops (Carol), all of Bluefield, and his former wife, Lucy W Hoops; he also has 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev Jim Davidson officiating. Pallbearers will be Mitch Humphreys, Jody Simon, Ed Simmons, Don Irvin, Jim Ray Richardson and Earl Garland. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kevin Hoops and Chris Hoops.

The family will receive friends at Dudley Memorial Chapel on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to be at the funeral home no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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