F. M. Hoffman passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at his home in the presence of his wife, Clydell. A celebration of his life of 93 years will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel, followed by interment at Resthaven Cemetery. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. In support of the health of everyone, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service and visitation. The service will be live-streamed and will be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.
F. M. was born on February 4, 1927, to Frank and Naomi Hoffman in Ulysses, Nebraska, before moving to Amarillo and, ultimately, Lubbock in 1939. He attended Lubbock High School before leaving to serve in the U.S. Army in Japan at the end of World War Two. On November 3, 1951, F.M. married the love of his life, Clydell McGinley, in Slaton. They made their home in Lubbock, where he spent many years as an independent businessman installing cabinet tops and floor coverings. His craftsmanship was renowned in local circles. F.M. and Clydell loved to spend their free time traveling the nation in their RV, as well as going on trips to visit their grandkids in Oklahoma and Tolar. F.M. loved his grandkids dearly, and T-ball games and band contests became a part of his life. An ardent motorcyclist, he could be found around the state at rallies or hanging out with his buddies at Henry D’s for coffee. F.M. was a member of Monterey Baptist Church, the Red Raider Road Riders, and Hub City Wheels.
Survivors include his wife, Clydell Hoffman; son, Clyde Hoffman of Tolar; daughter, Teresa Berger and husband Dennis of Lubbock; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Monroe Reagan; and stepbrother, Clarence Reagan.
The family of F. M. Hoffman has designated Bridge Hospice, 3409 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410 for memorial contributions donated in his memory.