Raymond "RC" Hoover, 92, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Zion, Ill., died on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz.

Hoover was born Oct. 24, 1918, in Moody County, S.D., the last surviving child of William and Mary Hoover. He married Gladys Hazel on Jan. 4, 1940, in Franklin, Ky. Hoover served with the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater in World War II as a Seabee. He was founder and owner of Hoover Well Service in Zion. Also, he was a member of Zion’s Loyal Order of the Moose #667.

Hoover volunteered for 12 years at the V.A. clinic in Sun City. He was a member of the Sun Village Community Church in Surprise, Ariz. Industrious throughout his life, he loved to fish and hunt.

Hoover was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Gladys; three sons, Lonny (Barb) Hoover of Urbana, Ill., Earl (Ros) Hoover of Libertyville, Ill., and Daniel (Pat) Hoover of Broomfield, Colo.; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, one brother and three sisters.