Marvin Lee Hoffman

Monday, April 16, 2018
Marvin Lee Hoffman

Marvin Lee Hoffman, 79, passed away January 3, 2018, in Umatilla, Fla., where he lived for the past six months. He was born at home on February 19, 1928, to the late Williamette (Shetts) and Edward Hoffman.

He is survived by his current wife, Virginia Hoffman.

He is also survived by Vickie Smith and husband Tony of Rector, Ark.; grandson, Jacob Smith of Rector; great-granddaughters Amber Smith of Rector and Victoria Smith of Dayton, Ohio; grandson Michael Smith and wife Debbie of Bloomfield, Mo.; great-grandsons Matt Singleton and wife Ariel of Fayetteville, Ark. and Eric Smith of Piggott, Ark.; great-granddaughter Chantel Smith and great-great-granddaughter Novelle Smith of Piggott; granddaughter Danielle Smith (Montgomery) of Santa Fe, Tex., and great-granddaughter Kylie. Great-grandsons Logan McLaughlin of Paragould, Ark. and Dylan Latourette of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sons, Ricky Simpson and wife Vicki of Concordia, Kan. and Marcus Hoffman and wife Denise of Salina, Kan.; three step-daughters, Darlene Ledford of Utmilia, Fla., Sherry Simpson of Texas and Lavina Simpson of Hutchinson, Kan. Marvin is also survived by siblings JoAnn Rider and husband Eddie of Salina, Kan., Ileta Ward and husband Darell of Salina and Edwin Hoffman and wife Linda, also of Salina, along with a host of other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who survive.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lyle Hoffman of Abilene, Kan., and two sons, Randy Hoffman of Del Ray Beach, Fla. and Vann Hoffman of Salina.

In the 1960s, Marvin owned and operated Hoffman TV and Repair in Abilene, Kan. Years later he moved to Concordia, where he worked in the broadcasting and communications field as an engineer for KNCK radio in Concordia, Beloit, Clay Center, Glen Elder and Bellville in Kansas and in Superior, Neb. He enjoyed his work all the way up to age 78, when illness hit. Neither rain, snow, sleet or ice could stop him from getting out to check the radio towers. He loved his work and family.

He served in the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the Abilene Cemetery in Abilene, Kan.