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 Benny Lee Hofacket

Benny Lee Hofacket

Birth
Levelland, Hockley County, Texas, USA
Death 29 Dec 2006 (aged 72)
Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Burial Marathon, Brewster County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 17301420 · View Source
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Benny Lee Hofacket was born June 30, 1934 in Levelland, Texas to Mary Lou "Dolly" Cunningham Hofacket and Jessie Woodrow Hofacket and went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2006. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3:30 PM at the Marathon Cemetery in Marathon, Texas.
He graduated from Levelland High School in 1952 then attended Draugtons College in Lubbock, Texas. Benny later managed the Chat-n-Chew Restaurants in Levelland and Littlefied and also served in the National Guard. He joined his father in the trucking business and formed Hofacket Trucking in Levelland. They moved the business to Marathon in 1960. Benny moved the business and family to Big Spring in 1979, where he currently resided. Benny was a cancer survivor and felt privileged to participate annually in the Relay for Life Survivor Walk. He was an active member of the Big Spring Laryngectomee Club and the Texas Laryngectomee Association.
Benny was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Jan Richardson, and a granddaughter Shannon Hofacket. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Melva Brock Hofacket of Big Spring; his children, Cory Hofacket and wife, Linda of Mertzon, Pete Hofacket and wife, Diane of Big Spring, Tammy Woods and husband, Bill of Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico, and Shelly Shannon and husband, Savell of Sonora. He is also survived by a brother, Jesse "Coley" Hofacket and wife, Liz of Ruidosa, New Mexico, brother-in-laws Benny Brock and wife, Helen of Strawn, Charles Halliburton and wife, Joy of Bloomfield, New Mexico, sister-in-law Rosala Parks of Olney; grandchildren Jessica Mowrey and husband, Derrick of Denton, Shiloh Hofacket of Chico, Zackrey Vaughn of Lubbock, Ky Hofacket of Big Spring, Rhianna Ellis and husband, Tad of Slaton, and Tate and Evan Shannon of Sonora plus numerous neices and nephews
Honorary pallbearers are Leon Snyder, Kenneth Sledge, Guy Rush, Kirby Rodgers, Baker Halford, Joe Bowman, Jimmy Bushyhead, Biddy Martin, Travis Tucker, Michael McBrayer, and Walter "Corky" Emfinger
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Home Hospice in Big Spring, 111 East 7th Street A, Big Spring, TX 79720.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com


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  • Created by: Bill Wallace
  • Added: 4 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17301420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benny Lee Hofacket (30 Jun 1934–29 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17301420, citing Marathon Cemetery, Marathon, Brewster County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bill Wallace (contributor 9568499) .