Clifford C. Hovis
Clifford C. Hovis, 84, of Clintonville, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Cliff was born in Clintonville on Nov. 10, 1934. He was the son of the late Curtis D. Hovis and Cora Faye Martin Hovis.
Cliff graduated from Grove City High School. He married Judy Black on Dec. 7, 1963. Together the couple had two sons, Clifford J. and Curtis D. Hovis.
Upon graduating high school in 1952, Cliff joined his brother Pershing in business. He later ventured on his own to start Hovis Auto Supply. Cliff enjoyed spending his time running tow trucks and up until a month ago could still be found keeping his eye on things in the Emlenton store. Cliff was always humbled when he would hear how his business had grown to 17 locations and over 450 employees.
Although Cliff loved to work, his family was always first. He adored his grandchildren and always looked forward to family get-togethers. He never left without telling his family "I love you" and how proud he was of them.
Cliff was a great source of wisdom for his children in regards to business, one of his favorite pieces of advice was "Do whatever you want, but don't make a mistake."
Cliff and his wife Judy took pride in their old stone house where they lived for nearly 55 years.
Cliff attended the Union Presbyterian Church in Clintonville.
Loved ones left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy, of Clintonville; his sons, Clifford J. "Kip" Hovis and his wife Lynn of Grove City and Curtis D. Hovis and his wife Kristen of Grove City; his sister, Ann Redfoot and her husband Pat of Harrisville; and a sister-in-law, Genevieve Hovis of Kennerdell. Cliff's grandchildren: Clifford David Hovis and his wife Addie, Grace Hovis, Jacqueline Hovis, Nichole Hovis, Curtis Christian Hovis and Brooke Hovis. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Cliff is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Opal Sexton, Verla Gill and Betty Snyder; and his brothers William "Jack" Hovis, Pershing "Punch" Hovis, David Hovis and Herbert "Herb" Hovis.

Clifford C., 84, of Clintonville.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday (10-6-19) in the LARRY E. MCKINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 109 Emlenton St., Clintonville, Pa. Friends can email condolences by visiting
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday (10-7-19) with an hour of visitation prior to the service at the Union Presbyterian Church, 409 Emlenton St., Clintonville. Mark Frailey will be officiating the service.
Published on October 3, 2019


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Kurt Esman
Oct 09, 2019
I Knew Cliff for a long time. sorry for your loss