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Mayette Ernest “Med” Hoffman, Jr

Haywood, Madison County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Oct 2017 (aged 88)
High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 184666371 · View Source
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Mayette Ernest Hoffman, Jr., 88, known as “Med” by friends and “Papa Med” by his grandchildren, peacefully passed away in his sleep Monday, October 23, 2017 at his residence at Pennybyrn Assisted Living where he lived the past 5 years.

A 2:00 p.m. memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Forbis and Dick Funeral Service, 1118 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends after the service.

Born May 17, 1929, in Madison, VA, to the late Mayette Ernest Hoffman, Sr. and Janice Durette Hoffman, he was a 1951 graduate of Randolph Macon College. He later completed graduate courses at UVA and UNC Chapel Hill.

Med served in the US Army during the Korean War in the administrative offices due to his business degree, typing and leadership skills. Following his four years of Army service, he joined Blue Bell Wrangler in their management trainee program. Quickly advancing with promotions, he worked in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Afterwards, he was transferred to manage a Blue Bell plant in Commerce, GA. While there he was active in the local Jaycees, married his wife, June, and raised two children.

As his career progressed, Med moved his family to the Shenandoah Valley in VA, serving as regional manager for Blue Bell before accepting a promotion in 1977 to Vice President of Manufacturing for Blue Bell Wrangler, headquartered in Greensboro, NC.

He retired in 1988 at age 55 enjoying golf as well as traveling domestically and to many other places around the world with June. They also loved spending time with family at their vacation home in Wilmington, NC. Their greatest joy was being parents and grandparents.

Med was preceded in death by his wife, June Hoffman. In addition, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Julian Johnson.

Survivors include his daughter, Kimberli H. Bullard (husband, Brian) of Greensboro, NC, and son, Jim Hoffman of Hickory, NC. Also surviving is a sister, Joan Hoffman Johnson of Fairfax, VA, cousin, Jack Hoffman of Reva, VA, grandchildren, Kayleigh and Karleigh Bullard of Greensboro, NC, Jessica H. Dickson (husband, Justin) of Hickory, NC, Caitlyn Hoffman of Asheville, NC, Emily and Noah Hoffman of Hickory, NC and a great-grandchild, Haynes Hoffman of Hickory, NC. He is also survived by a niece, Julie Tabler, and a nephew, Jeff Johnson.

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