Richard Alan Hoover. Sr

Richard Hoover. Sr

Richard A. Hoover, Sr. of Friendswood, TX passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 4:03 am, casting off this mortal coil to join his beloved wife Paula in eternity. Richard was born November 24, 1933, was a Captain in the United States Air Force, joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) which later became NASA. He worked at the NASA Jonson Space Center in Houston, Texas as an aeronautics engineer until his retirement in 1995. Richard was an avid sailor; he shared his passion for the sport with students for over 40 years, and remained active with the Clear Lake Sailing Club for most of his life. He is survived by his two children Richard A. Hoover, Jr. and Wendy K. Battle, son-in-law Mike Battle, and four grandchildren Kindell, Brenden, Christian, and Robert. All who knew him will miss him dearly.

There will be a memorial service held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2 pm at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77590.