Herbert Hoover Hager, 87, of Denver, passed away on March 22, 2016 of a broken heart. Twenty six days earlier, he lost the love of his life, his wife of 62 years, Betty McCants Hager.
Hebert was born on October 22, 1928 in Lincoln County to the late Davidson and Cordia Proctor Hager.
He served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. Herbert was a carpenter by trade.
Besides his wife and parents, Herbert was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggie Annette Morrow; granddaughter, April Nicole McCullough; sister, Realda Pethel and brother, Fred Hager
Herbert is survived by his daughters, Janice Hager of Claremont, Wanda Anderson and her husband, Ray of Denver; grandchildren, Miranda McCullough and her husband, Solo Philaphone, Scott Simmons and his wife, Kimberly; great grandchildren, Brandon Philaphone, Brianna Philaphone, Briceson Philaphone, Kyleigh Simmons, Alaya Simmons and Ranika McCullough
A Celebration of Herbert’s and Betty’s lives will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 Piney Grove Baptist Church, 2600 Balls Creek Rd. in Claremont. The Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver is serving the Hager family.