John David Hovis 1970-2020 Obituary

John David Hovis, 49, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at his home.

He was born Nov. 22, 1970, in Warren, Ohio, a son of Wanda Pritt Hovis of Warren, Ohio, and the late Willis James Hovis.

On Jan. 17, 1997, he married Peggy Tiffner Lane, who survives of Buckhannon.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by three daughters, Serina, Johnnie-jo and Dani Hovis, all of Buckhannon; one son, Davey Hovis of Buckhannon; two brothers, Charles Hovis and wife Tracy of Florida, and James Steven Hovis of Jane Lew; two sisters, Shelia Culver and husband Danny of Walkersville and Norma Nethken and husband Darren of Rock Cave; in-laws, Ted and Connie Tenney of Ellamore; one sister-in-law, Julia Canter Tiffner; four brothers-in-law, Roger Tiffner II and wife Barbara of Buckhannon, Dewey Tiffner of Harrison County, Robert Tiffner of Mingo County and John Perrine II of French Creek; several nieces and nephews and grandmother, Mamie Tenney of French Creek.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandfather, Robert Dewey Tenney Sr.

Mr. Hovis was a truck driver for Buccaneer Hauling and was a Christian by Faith. John was a parent volunteer for the Buckhannon-upshur Archery and Air Rifle Teams. John loved spending time with his kids. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, and brother. John worked over 19 years in the Kmart Distribution Center. In high school, John loved graphic design and passed his artistic creativity on to his kids. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and traveler. John had been to every state but Hawaii and Alaska in his truck. Sometimes he was able to take his kids along with him. John never let the grass grow under his feet

Friends will be received Friday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held noon Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Carolyn Saltzmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Kincaid Cemetery in Lewis County.

Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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