Hoyle Mann
Funeral Date: 7/6/2012

Obituary:
Hoyle Mann, a resident of Camden, formerly of Sumpter, Arkansas passed away July 3, 2012 at the age of 80. Hoyle, a graduate of Hermitage High School in 1949, received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education from Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1953. After serving in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, he taught at Forrest Heights Middle School before continuing to receive a Masters of Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1959. After receiving his Masters, Hoyle went on to work at a variety of educational institutions, moving up to the position of Director of Pines VoTech College in Pine Bluff, where he retired from in 1991. Over his career he received many awards and accolades for his hard work and distinct ability to lead others with strength and kindness. After his retirement, Hoyle took over raising cattle at his family farm in Sumpter. In addition to his career in higher education he also learned the trades of carpenter, architect, and pilot, and could build anything from a house to a car to a plane engine. He has been described by numerous family members as a great mentor, teaching a great deal without having to say much at all. Hoyle is preceded in death by parents Van and Zelma Mann of Sumpter, sister Patsy Mann and brother James Mann, also of Sumpter. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce Pope Mann, daughter Janet Bailey of Bryant, daughter Karen Mann Martin and son-in-law Tom Martin of Minden, LA, grandson Patrick McNulty (Lesley McNulty) of Bryant, granddaughter Jennie McNulty Strange (Statler Strange) of Conway, and great grandsons Mason and Andrew Chapmond and William McNulty, also of Bryant, among others in a large close-knit extended family. Hoyle was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Camden, as well as the Rose Couples Class. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a hard worker, a man of his word, and someone to be forever regarded with the deepest respect and admiration. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Friday July 6, at First United Methodist Church in Camden, AR. with Rev. Buddy Ratcliff and Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Rob Wright was organist and Doug Thornton was soloist. Graveside services were 4:00 p.m. Friday July 6, at Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter, AR. by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Gregg Mann, Royce Robertson, Jason Luper, Doug Thornton, Richard Pope and Howard Fewell. Honorary pallbearers were member of Rose Sunday School Class.

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Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Hoyle, he was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for the family.

Name: Jason & Michelle McDougald
Message: So sorry to hear this... I just stopped and talked to him a couple of weeks ago! Thoughts and prayers for the family! Earth loss a great man but heaven gain a new angel. Hoyles mother, Aunt Zelma, was my great grandmothers (pearl) sister.

Name: Sara Yarbrough
Message: WE are so saddened. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sara and Bill Yarbrough

Name: Kenny Jones
Message: He was a very well respected man that ran SAU Tech in the 80s.

Name: Keith & Teresa Thornton
Message: Our deepest sympathy to the whole Family. Each of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Donna Ozment-Raney
Message: I was so sad when I heard about Mr. Hoyle. I just saw him working in the garden a few days ago. It will be very strange, not seeing him on my way home, working on the farm. He was a very hard worker, always willing to lend a hand to help anyone n need and I know God has a huge reward for him in Heaven. I will be keeping all the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Steven & Marlene Elliott
Message: Mrs. Joyce and family, We are so sorry to hear that Mr. Hoyle has passed away. He was truly a wonderful friend to us and all who knew him. Our hearts are heavy for you, and will pray for you during this difficult time.

Name: Ernie and Earline Ferrell
Message: Joyce and Family, please accept our sincere sympathy during this time of great sorrow.May God bring peace to your hearts now and the days that follow. We always looked forward to seeing Hoyle enjoy his farm when we passed by the house.

Name: Eugene Chandler
Message: Thinking of you all. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.

Name: Frankie Moore
Message: My sincere sympathy to you, Joyce, and to your family with the death of Hoyle. We were neighbors on Brookridge until we moved to Hot Springs. He was a good man.