Wilbur Raymond Hoffman

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Wilbur Raymond Hoffman, 88, of Clay City passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15 at his residence.

Born July 13, 1918 in Sugar Ridge Township of Clay County, he was the son of Leonard and Dixie Crafton Hoffman.

He was a resident of Clay City for more than 60 years. He was retired from Bryant-Poff Manufacturing Company. He also served as manager of Clay City Co-op.

He was a member of he Clay City Masonic Lodge, Shrine Valley of Terre Haute, Indianapolis Scottish Rite and was Past Worthy Patron of the Clay City OES, Clay City American Legion, the Clay City Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Wabash Valley Power Squadron and Scampers Camping Club.

In addition, he was honored with the title of Kentucky Admiral several years ago and belonged to the White River Valley Antique Club, Florida Flywheelers and Portland Antique Club.

He served more than 47 years on the Clay City Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the U.S. Army field artillery during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star.

A member of the Clay City United Methodist Church, he enjoyed his family, traveling and his antique tractors and engines.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Sweet of Washington, and Jean Hoffman of Greensburg; two brothers, J.C. Hoffman, of Washington, and Max Hoffman of Covington; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Maxine Neely of Greencastle.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Riley. Military graveside rites will be provided by the Clay City American Legion and VFW posts.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Clay City Volunteer Fire Department. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.