June 28, 1967- Jan. 16, 2021

Rodney Panardo Hoover received his angel wings Jan. 16, 2021. Services will be Friday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m. with a viewing from 8-9:30 a.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home Chapel in Natchitoches. Burial will follow at Military Cemetery Park in Leesville.

Rodney was born June 28, 1967, to Camille Hoover and Charlie Davis Jr.

He received Christ under the leadership of the Rev. Henry Edwards at St. Savior Baptist Church in Natchitoches. Rodney obtained his elementary and secondary education in Natchitoches. He was a 1987 graduate of Natchitoches Central High School.

After graduation, Rodney joined the Army National Guard and enrolled in college. After serving seven years, including active duty during Desert Storm, he received an honorable discharge from the military.

Rodney attended Northwestern State University graduating in industrial engineering. He pledged the Omega Psi Phi Theta Delta Chapter Fraternity in the fall of 1988 and was a very devoted, loyal member of the fraternity. Rodney married Katrina Pikes Hoover and they had two beautiful daughters, Jaelah Chanelle Hoover and Taejah Chanae Hoover, that he loved and treasured early.

Rodney became a member of the Dawn of Light Masonic Lodge #22 F&AM. He served loyally as a Mason for 20 years. His professional work history includes Willamette Industries, Halliburton Energy Services, General Motors, Alliance Compressors, Emerson Automation and Exterran Energy Solutions.

He leaves to cherish his wonderful memory, daughters, Jaelah Hoover and Taejah Hoover and grandson, Ashton Amir Claiborne, all of Pearland, Texas; mother, Camille Hoover and father Charlie Davis Jr. (Peggie), all of Natchitoches; Katrina Hoover of Pearland, Texas; siblings, Culpatrick Hoover (Tracy) of Missouri City, Texas, Connie Lewis Baker (Charlie) of Alexandria, Derek Hoover (Shuntel) of Natchitoches, Ingrid Davis Fields (Joseph) of Geismar, Shawn Hoover (Cindy) of Houston and Tonya Hoover Quinney (Jeffrey) of Lafayette; his bonus son, Markarius Hendricks of Baton Rouge; Godsons, Darrius Berguin Jr., and La’Darrion Berguin of Natchitoches; aunts, Lonnie Mae Robinson, Pearl Kitchen (Sammie), Valeria Kelly (Johnnie), all of Natchitoches, Arease Jones (John) of Augusta, Ga., and Patricia Hooper, of Houston; uncle, Elgie Sawyer of Natchitoches; and a host of nephews, nieces, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.