Donald Allen Hovis


Donald Allen Hovis, age 75, of Bradner, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday (January 24, 2023) at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was born on July 16, 1947 in Fostoria, Ohio to the late Frank G. & Betty J. (Frazier) Hovis, Jr. He married Judy L. Zimmerman on May 28, 1966 in Risingsun, Ohio.

Surviving Don is his loving wife of 56 years, Judy; sons, Steven Hovis of Helena, Ohio, James (Krista) Hovis of Kansas, Ohio, Tracy (Tammie) Hovis of Genoa, Ohio; brother, Ronald (Mary Ann) Hovis of Risingsun, Ohio; sister-in-law, Nancy Hovis of Bradner, Ohio; grandchildren, Dalton Hovis, Seth Hovis, Alexandra (Derek) Hay, Andrew (Bree) Hovis, Benjamin Hovis; great-granddaughter, Addison Hovis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Betty; brother, John Hovis; sister, Leone & John James; grandson, Holden Hovis.

Don was a 1965 Graduate of Lakota High School. He was the owner/operator of Don Hovis Excavating of Bradner, Ohio and was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of the Sandusky County Sportsman’s Club, Sandusky County Farm Bureau, NRA and Don was an avid deer hunter.

Friends will be received from 3-8 PM Friday (January 27, 2023) at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, Ohio. A Celebration of Life Service will be held privately on Saturday (January 28, 2023) at Barndt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Scott-Trintiy Cemetery in Scott Township. Memorial donations may be made to Bridge Hospice or to Sandusky County Sportsman’s Club. On-line condolences may be made to Don’s family at

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