Posted 5/26/2023

Dee Leo “Corky" Hoover, age 92, died on May 20th, 2023, in Pulaski, Tennessee. Born November 13th, 1930, in Sherwood, Tennessee, Corky was educated at Martin College in Pulaski, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. 

A long-time broadcaster and journalist, Corky Hoover was the publisher and editor of The Giles Free Press and an owner of WKSR radio for decades.  

He is survived by two sons: Andy Hoover of Pulaski and Dr. Lee Hoover and wife Joan of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service to celebrate Corky's life will be held at the Church Of The Messiah, Episcopal in Pulaski on Saturday, June 3 at 2 pm. Family visitation will be held at the Episcopal Church at 1 pm prior to the service. Inurnment will immediately follow at the columbarium at the Church of the Messiah.  

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Giles County Public Library or the Church of the Messiah, Episcopal in memory of Corky Hoover.  

Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Dee Leo “Corky” Hoover.