William "Bill" L. Hoffman Obituary:
Funeral Date: 6/25/2005
William (Bill) L. Hoffman died June 20, 2005. Born July 14, 1918, at Jerome, Arkansas, he was the only child of Vivian Boone and Thomas G. Hoffman. Raised in the Enon community, he went to school in Monticello until moving to Little Rock where he graduated from Little Rock High School in 1935. He began working for the Arkansas Highway Department while in high school and worked in the construction materials business until his retirement as President of St. Francis Material Co. During his career he served as an officer or board member of the Arkansas Associated General Contractors’ Association and National AGCA, Arkansas Ready Mix Concrete Association, National Ready Mix Concrete Association, Arkansas Sand & Gravel Association and the National Sand & Gravel Association. He was a Navy SeaBee during WWII, serving in the south and was active in the reunion group of CBMU 594. After retirement, he and his wife returned to her home in Warren where they lived until recently. At his death he was a member of the assisted living community at Parkway Heights in Little Rock. A member of First United Methodist Church of Warren, he served at different times as Sunday School teacher, on the Board of Stewards and Board of Trustees. He was a charter member and instrumental in the building of the Warren Country Club in the 1950’s. He was an avid fly fisherman, teaching both his son and daughter to fly fish, and had camps on the Saline River at Godfrey’s Landing and Longview most of his adult life. Predeceased by his parents and son Thomas G. Hoffman, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sue Hoyle Hoffman, his daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Jim Henley of Little Rock, and grandson Drew Henley of Little Rock. Special thanks go to his caregivers and the entire staff and his friends at Parkway Heights in Little Rock. A graveside memorial service was held at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, Arkansas, at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 25 with Rev. Siegfried Johnson officiating. Arrangements by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Dr. David Chambers, Raymond Scogin, Mike McGaha, Kevin Hoyle, Bobby Joe Clements and Bill Massey. Memorials preferred First UMC of Warren or Warren YMCA.