Willie Eugene Hoffman Obituary

Mr. Willie Eugene Hoffman, age 79, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022. He was born August 7, 1942, in Urbana, New York to the late Wilson (Dutch) and Mozella (Parker) Hoffman.

Mr. Hoffman was a logger by profession, he worked in the logging industry for many years before owning Hoffman and Sons logging. After an injury he owned and ran a sawmill until he moved to Mena, Arkansas in 1991. There he did auctions and owned an RV park. He was married to Marie Surber in 1960 until her passing in 1969. He then was married to his wife of 53 years Von D Shelton on December 19, 196, together they raised 6 children.

Willie is predeceased by his father, Wilson (Dutch) Hoffman; mother, Mozella (Sandy) Hoffman; father-in-law, Chester Shelton; brothers, David Hoffman and Manuel Hoffman; his first wife, Marie; wife of 53 years Von; and special daughter Sherry Oakes. He is survived by his mother-in-law, Eunice Lyons of Red Oak, Oklahoma; daughters, Debbie Read and husband Ed of Oregon, Becky Kittleson and husband Jim of Corning, New York, Vonny Essman and partner Steve Ox; sons, Johnny Hoffman and partner Patricia Rouse, Billy Hoffman and wife Virginia of Tyrone, New York; grandchildren, Karla Tellez and husband Jaime, Beth Maldonado, Nicholas Maldonado, Jared Kittleson and partner Brenda, Kenny Kittleson, Johnathon Hoffman and wife Jasmine, Tim Edsall and wife Krysten, Nate Hoffman, Lynk Hoffman and partner Laura, Jaime Hathaway and partner David, Kimberley Canada and husband Michael; brother, Phillip Hoffman; sister, Sandra Wedley of Arizona; total of 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren with 2 more expected this year, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation services for Mr. Hoffman are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home; there are no services for planned at this time for Mr. Hoffman.

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6-3-22 5:00 p.m. KAWX.ORG