Russell Hoover, 65, of Bryant lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on Feb. 16. He fought a valiant battle that he just could not win. He was born May 21, 1947, in Falmouth, Ky., to the late Leonard and Nancy Hoover. Russell was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Letha Hoover; four sons and their families, Lee and Farah Culpepper, along with son Hunter and daughter Cali, Russell Hoover Jr., along with daughter Georgia, Clint and Stacy Hoover, along with sons Brandon and Dillon, and Brant Hoover, along with daughters Lili and Amelia. Russell is also survived by three brothers, Bobby, Tommy and Joe; five sisters, Anna, Ruby, Jennie, Phyllis, and Barbara; and their families. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Charla and Pat Golding and Vanessa and John Hill; a brother-in-law and spouse, Forrest and Elaine Dawson; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held after the memorial service.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com 
Family Comments: The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Brad P. Baltz and his staff for the loving and affectionate care they provided "Sparky" during his illness.