William S. “Billy” Hoovler, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, after a short illness, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. Billy was born on April 11, 1946, to William “Bill” and Marian (née Romdahl) Hoovler in Alexandria, VA. Billy was the oldest of five children. He graduated from Stafford High School in 1964 and Frederick College.
Billy was the retired President of Communication Specialists, Inc., which he started with his partner, Drew Wine, in 1995. He was also a retired Stafford County Special Deputy with 25 years of service. Billy met his wife of 44 years, Patricia “Patty,” at a CPA firm where they both worked in 1976 and they were married at Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, VA in 1978.
Billy was a loyal, lifetime Redskins fan and very much enjoyed spending time with his grandsons watching and attending pro wrestling events. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. Billy loved history and was well-read on the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and WWII. Service to his community was of paramount importance to him. Billy was a long-time member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church where he had the privilege of serving as Usher. He was a Sergeant at Arms and past President of the Rappahannock Rotary Club and a member and past President of the Fraternal Order of Police. Billy’s love of coin collecting led him to being elected President and Exhibits Committee Chairman of the Rappahannock Coin Club and a Board Member of the VA Numismatic Association.
Billy is survived by his mother, Marian; wife Patricia; daughter Tracy Bowen; son William S. Hoovler III; grandchildren Alex Bowen and Stephen Schultz; brother Gary Hoovler; sisters Marilyn Fleming and Cheryl Hoovler; sister-in-law Rosary Hoovler; and many nieces and nephews, whom he adored.
Billy was preceded in death by his father, Bill; younger brother Kell Hoovler; as well as his brother-in-law Joseph Fleming; and sister-in-law Peggy Hoovler.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Fredericksburg Baptist Church with Sr. Pastor Larry Haun officiating. The family will receive friends after the service in the church’s downstairs reception room (Caroline Street level). Interment will take place in a private service at the Confederate Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fredericksburg Baptist Church (https://abundant.co/fredericksburgbc/give), the Stafford County Sherriff’s Office Benevolent Fund (P.O. Box 189, Stafford, VA 22555), or the VA Numismatic Association (P.O. Box 263, Cape Charles, VA 23310). Please reference ‘In Memory of Billy Hoovler’ on the memo line.