Wilbur "Bill" K. Hoffman

Born March 2, 1921

Wilbur “Bill” K. Hoffman, 91, of Memphis, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 32 years, Georgette Bradfield Hoffman, his second wife of 30 years, Hazel Baggett Hoffman, and his brother, Allen Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman is survived by his children, Helen P. Curry, Allen D. Hoffman, Barbara A. Whitney, Wilbur K. Hoffman Jr., Teresa M. Gallarno, Richard D. Hoffman, and David K. Hoffman, 19 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Hoffman proudly served 24 years in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of WWII, D-Day, Pointe Du Hoc Normandy, France. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor and Oak Leaf. He was also in CCC’s and the U.S. Forestry. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10 from 5-8pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. and a funeral on Friday also at the funeral home starting at 10am.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 10, 2013

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 11, 2013


Wilbur "Bill" K. Hoffman

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January 17, 2014

Love you, Grandpa. We are all so very proud of you and to have known you. Thank you for all you did for me, us (the family), and us (the world).

Patrick O'Donnell

January 13, 2013

Bill, I miss you. You were a friend (who was there for my on a couple unexpected occasions) and a great human being. Your personal experiences and stories captured the humanity of war (unlike any veteran I interviewed for the book) and how special it was to be a Ranger in Dog Company during WWII. I would have had a hard time writing Dog Company without your help.

Rest in peace brave hero.

January 11, 2013

Dad, words are not enough today. You know your family and friends love you. You are blessed. Rest in peace, we will never forget you. Your daughter, Pat

January 11, 2013

Thank you DAD for being you and welcoming me to your family!!!! You are going to be sorely missed, you were one of a kind!!!! My deepest sympathies to the rest of our family!!! Love John Whiney

Jan Dolan

January 10, 2013

Dear "Dad", You have always held a special place in my heart from that very first meeting in 1977(wow- 36 years ago!)You've taught me many things throughout these years - honesty, integrity, faithfulness, family, love, honor, courage! I hope I've passed these virtues onto your 2 grandchildren(as well as your 2 tiny great grandgirls) here in CT. I will miss your St Paddy's day cards to me;I will miss your tinkering with whatever it was you wanted to show me; I will miss our long phone conversations, your sweet remarks and your woodworking artwork; Most of all, I will miss the love you always showed to me, the tight hugs and the kisses-you always made it clear that I was your "daughter" and I knew I was loved by you (and Hazel). We Love you, Dad. You will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
We send our love to our entire Hoffman family-Jan/Steve, Kenne/Vanessa(Aislynn&Aurelie)and Marla Dolan-Hoffman

Barbara Whitney

January 10, 2013

Dad, Sorry I couldn't be there with everyone to say goodbye.I will miss you so much! You will always be my Dad wherever you are! Love you!!

January 9, 2013

To Mr. Hoffman's family,
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your father and grandfather, my Pap, Sheldon Bare served with Bill in the 2nd Rangers and this Christmas was given the book Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc by Patrick K. O'Donnell. I read about your father and grandfather and admired him as well as all the men of the Dog Company. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss.
Mark A. Scalice
Altoona, PA

Carrie Johnson

January 9, 2013

Love you grandpa!

Carrie Johnson

January 9, 2013

Grandpa, I am sorry we didn't get to spend more time together before you left us. I would have loved for you to meet my husband and daughter. I know that you will be watching over our family. God bless you. I love you and miss you.

Your granddaughter,
Carrie Ann (Whitney) Johnson and family.

Amy Gould

January 9, 2013

Even though we didn't get much time together you were always in my thoughts and in my heart. I love you and please tell Grandma and Grandma Hazel hi from us!!
Amy, Shannon, Kenneth, and Samantha Gould