Arthur N. Hoffman Jr.
A.N. “Junior” Hoffman, 85, of Bokoshe died Friday, March 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Ballinger, Texas, to A.N. Hoffman Sr. and Annie Plumer (Stagner). On June 5, 1948, he married the love of his life, Mary Fae Garrett. He worked in the oil fields, was a rancher and raised cattle, chickens and turkeys with Mary by his side. He loved fishing, camping and gardening. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bokoshe.He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dayton Hoffman; two sisters, Cleo Hoffman Underwood and Norma Jean Hoffman Condra; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Kay Hoffman.Junior is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Hoffman of the home; three sons, Norman Hoffman and wife Susan of Bokoshe, Wayne Hoffman and wife Linda of Poteau, and Rick Hoffman of Bokoshe; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Rowland of Shady Point; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.Pallbearers will be grandsons: Jamie Hoffman, Brian Hoffman, Jason Hoffman, Jeff Walker, Dennis Covey, Justin Graham, Jason Strickland, Seth Hilderbrandt, Heath Place and Trey Weaver.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, at First Baptist Church, Bokoshe, with Brothers Jerry Turner and Wes Bates officiating. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.