Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 4:01 pm
Bobby Milton Hoffman, 75, of Union City died at his home on Oct. 6, 2011.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at White-Ranson Funeral Home in Union City, with the Rev. Rick Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Republican Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Charles Vaughn, Keith Ozment, Danny Presley, Hadley Malone, Bob Russell and Norman Chandler.
Hoffman was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Samburg, the son of the late Rev. Chester and Vonnie (Quinn) Hoffman of Samburg. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Ransom) Hoffman, whom he married on May 29, 1954.
He was a retired building contractor and was self-employed with Hoffman Construction and was a former foreman with Brown Shoe Co. in Union City. Hoffman was a veteran in the U.S. Army National Guard, was a member of the Woodland Mills Baptist Church, was a longtime member of the local homebuilders association and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Hoffman is survived by a daughter, Cindy Hoffman of Greenville, N.C.; a son and daughter- in-law, Mike and Belinda Hoffman of Troy; two grandsons, Mason Hoffman and Cheston Hoffman of Troy; two sisters, Dorris Ransom of Union City and Pam Tolley of Samburg; a brother, the Rev. Darrell Hoffman of Union City; several nieces and nephews; and a longtime family friend, Cyn Branson of Greenville, N.C.
Hoffman was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Hoffman.
After sitting together in church from the age of 12, Bobby married Margaret, his wife of 57 years.
A devoted husband, father and “Papa” to his grandchildren, Bobby was a man of strong faith. His life and relationships were all built on foundations of love of God, love of family and extraordinary work ethics.
The lives he touched, whether in a personal, business or church environment, were enriched by this man’s humility, high standard of moral codes, principles and sense of fairness.
The family wishes to acknowledge the compassion, the acts of kindness and love shown by the health care team of Baptist Hospice of Union City and four devoted 24-hour caregivers who comforted and sustained Bobby and his family. Nena, April, Robin and Misty enabled Bobby to retain his dignity and to remain in his home with his family during the last months of his life.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.
Published in The Messenger 10.07.11