John W. Hofmann, the son of the late John William, Sr. and Irene Curry Hofmann, was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Jan. 1, 1925, and died in Florence, Ala., on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the age of 80.
Mr. Hofmann had been a resident of the Shoals since 1952 and was a former resident of Detroit, Mich. He served with the First Marine Division during World War II inthe South Pacific. He attended Delta State on a football scholarship and briefly played professional football in Detroit.
Surviving are two sons, Michael T. Hofmann of Killen, Ala., and Timothy L. Hofmann of Decatur, Ala.; one daughter, Shaun H. Grove of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 7, 2005, and one brother, Jim Hofmann.
Visitation was held from 6-7 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2005, at the Elkins Funeral Home in Florence, Ala.
Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home with Bro. Henry Milton of Faith Tabernacle officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, in the Parma Cemetery.
Interment will follow in the Parma Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.
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