William “Bill” Louis Hoffmire of McKinney, Texas, passed away on June 23, 2023. He was born on January 17, 1939 in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Carl Hoffmire and Luella Broiler. He was the fourth and youngest child. Bill was preceded in death by his brother Milton Hoffmire (Thelma), and his two sisters Dorothy Hazelrigg (Jim) and Nancy Dreyer (Rudy).
He is survived by his two children Ann Riding (Dennis) and Roger William Hoffmire. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren Melinda Hortin (Robert), Russell Riding (Jamilyn), Scott Riding (Micheala), Suzanne Riding, Emily Smith (Andrew), Christopher Riding, Kathryn Riding (Savannah), and Thomas Riding, along with his ten great grandchildren.
William graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1957. He attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1962. He received his Masters degree in Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970.
He worked the majority of his professional career for Western Electric, which became AT&T, from 1965 to 1998 beginning as a staff trainee and ending as a customer process manager and consultant. This work moved him and his family to many amazing places including Ohio, Washington, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas.
As an avid outdoorsman Bill enjoyed golf, camping, boating, hunting, fishing and skiing, all of which were best done with family and friends. He passed his love of skiing on to his eight grandchildren who he would visit and teach to ski. He had amazing friends from his time working at AT&T and later after retirement in his Texas neighborhood. His friends took incredible care of Bill, and he reciprocated by helping where he could. He was a religious man who cared for those around him and did all he could to help others.
Bill will be remembered for his love of travel and family. He would travel for all major life events for his children and grandchildren including weddings, graduations, holidays and birthdays. It brought joy to his life to be with his family and friends. His smile and laugh were infectious and he was willing to listen and offer support and advice where he could. Bill loved to be around people and enjoyed just chatting. He touched everyone he came across and will be missed by many people.
His family is eternally grateful to those who befriended and helped to take care of our beloved father, grandfather and friend.