James E. Hoffman, 64, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011.
James was born Nov. 5, 1946, the son of Russell and Anna Lee (Elwell) Hoffman.
He married Violet Biggs on April 25, 1965, in Terre Haute, Ind., and she survives.
James was a member of the Buena Southern Baptist Church, SME and a past Boy Scout leader. His hobbies include fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and he was known by his family for his barbecue chicken.
James is survived by his wife Violet, his mother Anna Lee, one daughter Vicky (Randy) Ostendorf, Greensburg, Ind., two sons Craig (Stacy) Hoffman, Camby, Ind., and Donny (Jenny) Hoffman, Fairview Heights, Ill., one sister Barbara (Bill) Overton, Crown Point, Ind., and nine grandchildren Brent, Jessica, Amanda, Heather, William, and Rebekah Hoffman, Jeremy Gray, and Michael and Michelle Ostendorf.
He was preceded in death by his father Russell and one son Billy.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, from noon-4 p.m. His funeral will take place Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at 11 a.m., also at the Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.