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Vernon Hoffman

August 2, 1934 — October 19, 2016

Vernon Virgil "Doll" Hoffman - 82 of Moulton, Texas passed away on October 19th 2016 after a life long battle with raising 12 kids. Vernon was a resilient man that did things his way. He was jovial and a borderline BS (only 70%). His nickname was "Doll" because of his smile and his famously blue eyes. Vernon loved big trucks, his wife, and his kids. Anyone who knew Vernon knew how hard he worked both at home and his job. Vernon was born on August 2, 1934 in Moulton Texas to Mary and Virgil Hoffman. Growing up in this area of Texas he honed his skills for joking and getting the job done. In 1957 Vernon joined the Army and was called up again in 1961. He worked several jobs in his lifetime including 18 years with Mrs. Baird's Bread company. He was well known as the "Breadman" when he lived in the Port Lavaca area. He also worked in the Oil Field as a Salesman for over 35 years. He was very well known and loved by his friends and family. His humor, his smile, and his presence could make everyone smile. He never met a stranger in his 82 years. Vernon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was ordained as a High Priest and served in the Bishopric in Port Lavaca Branch. He was very passionate about helping those who needed help. He could regularly be seen participating in Service activities, including volunteering to assist recovery in Slidell LA after hurricane Katrina. All Surviving Family: Vernon was married to Ouida Ficklen for 31 years and they had 3 children together. Michael Hoffman and Theresa; Marsha Dye; and Monty Hoffman. Vernon married Marsha Sue Burge in 1987. They have been married for 29 years and they raised 6 of 9 kids together: Isis and Jody Ward; Zadkin and Gina Mangum; Calno and Heidi Mangum; Ynema and Amy Mangum; Jaohah and Tracy Mangum; Fositi Mangum and Olaf Jonsek; Cavu and Chandra Mangum; and Manoah Mangum. Vernon was a wonderful Grandpa to all 52 grandchildren and also 6 great grandchildren. As the patriarch of such a large family, Vernon's kindness, servitude, and strength will live on/remain for generations. Vernon is also survived by his sister Carolyn and Ron Ferreira. Vernon is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Virgil Hoffman, brothers; Robert Hoffman, Duayne Hoffman, Dean Hoffman, sisters; Jannelle Barnes and June Wickens, granddaughter; Alexis McVey. Visitation will start at 4:00 pm Friday, October 21, 2016 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Moulton. Funeral services will start at 10:00 am Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Hoffman Farm, 375 CR 289 Shiner, TX 77984 officiated by Buddy Vela. Burial will follow at the Hoffman Farm Words of comfort can be expressed online at Smith Funeral Home-404 West Bobkat Drive-Moulton, Texas 77975-Phone #-361-596-4631
Visitation Friday, October 21, 2016

Funeral Service Saturday, October 22, 2016

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