Today the Earth lost a very special person, David V. Hovis, 51, of Oil City passed away on April 15 at Hamot Hospital after a courageous battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and Pneumonia.
Born July 2, 1968 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late James & Barbara Gregory Hovis.
David is survived by his wife, the former Carrie A. Voit whom he married on Aug. 16, 2007.
David had three children
Frank of Erie
Elizabeth of Seneca
Elaine at home.
He is also survived by 5 siblings and their spouses.
Robbin(Chuck) Moon of Cherrytree
Julie (Jerry) Stralko of Oil City
Jean Torpey(Will Tissue) of Titusville
Patty(Steve) Sherick of Mechanicsburg
James(Susie) Hovis of Douglasville, GA
He is also survived by two sisters-in-law
Peg Gregory of Oil City
Marjorie Gregory of England
as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law Mark & Debbie Voit
grandparents Vince & Cecelia Gregory and Clell & Olive Hovis and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
David served in the United States Navy from 1988-1992. He was stationed on the USS John F. Kennedy during the Gulf war as an Electrician Mate 3rd Class petty officer. He was very proud of his service to our country.
He was employed at Polk Center for 26 years.
David loved to hunt, fish and hike. He was fortunate enough to take dream hiking trips to Utah, Arizona and Washington State with some of his family.
He also loved going to the beach with his extended family.
David was of the Catholic faith.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, A Memorial Mass will beheld at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Special Olympics or to the American Cancer Society.
The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements and Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
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