George Edward Hoffman, age 74, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away Monday June 5, 2017 at home.
George was born November 25, 1942 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Chris and Lola (Kirby) Hoffman. Chris and Lola had four additional children Chris (Bud), Patricia (Pat), Christine and John. The family spent the early years in the McPherson/Roxbury area of Western Kansas before settling in Colony Kansas. This is where George graduated high school in 1961 and was voted Homecoming King and Captain of the basketball team.
Following high school George attended/graduated trade school and enlisted in the Army National Guard. He spent the next four years in the Guard completing his training in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. While serving his country, George married Peggy Blevins on June 6, 1964 (divorced 1984). This union blessed them with five kids (Troy, Tony, Tim, Tom and Tracy). They lived in Greeley, Kansas before moving to a farm near Harris, Kansas in 1972.
George was a very successful pipefitter and provided well for his family. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters' Union 763 for over 50 years. This career took him to many places and he was involved in many special projects including the expansion of the University of Kansas in Lawrence where he lived the final years of his life.
George enjoyed many activities and hobbies including fishing, blacksmithing, shooting guns, spending time with family, drinking coffee with his buddies and hosting his annual family Christmas gathering. And of course, watching westerns at very high volumes. While living in Greeley, he was a leader of the Copperhead Archery Club, which he really enjoyed.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Lola Hoffman; two brothers, Chris and John Hoffman.
He is survived by two sisters, Pat Comstock of Kansas City, Kansas and Christine Schainost of Colony, Kansas; four sons, Troy Hoffman (Molly) of Garnett, Kansas, Tony Hoffman (Posey) of Littleton, Colorado, Tim Hoffman (Jodi) of Iola, Kansas, and Tom Hoffman (LaTisha) of Greeley, Kansas; one daughter, Tracy Garrett of Shreveport, Louisiana; 17 grandchildren, Trent, Jamie, Dylan, Michael (Ashley), Nathan, Blake, Morgan (Keatin), Hanna, Jilissa, Bailey, Keela (Asher), Thaddeus, Remi, Jake, Tyler (Whitney), Kelcey and Jordan; 8 great-grandchildren Caleb, Conner, Reagan, Collin, Carter, Zykin, Coevin, Allister; nephews, Mike Schainost (Jeanie) of Garnett, Kansas, Gary Schainost (Tracy) of Colony Kansas and Todd Schainost (Lois) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nieces, Leslie Benson (Bruce) of Parkville, Missouri and Staci Bland (Donald) of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada; Lisa and Joan Ann (Bud's daughter's) and many friends.
George accepted the Lord as his Savior; may you find peace and comfort knowing that he is reunited in the Kingdom of Heaven with those who have preceded him in death.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Garnett, with inurnment following at Colony Cemetery, Colony, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.