George William Hofman

July 11, 1952April 29, 2018
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George William Hofman of Franklin, TN passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2018 in his home at the age of 65. George is survived by his wife Cheryl Ann Hofman; Daughter Janet S. Hofman; Step-children Kimberly E. Fitzwater (Dale) and James W Murray Jr. (Cindy); Grandchildren Reagan E. Fitzwater and Levi S. Fitzwater, Tristin L. Murray, Joshua C. Murray (Emily) and Kayla S. Hyder (Jason); Brothers Scott G. Hofman (Diane) and Craig R. Hofman.

George was born in Philadelphia, July 11, 1952 to George F. and Eleanor D. Hofman. George graduated from Eastern Michigan in 1975 with a BS in English Literature and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management in June 1988. George worked thirty years in the automotive industry. He began his career as OE Sales Manager for the Budd Company in Detroit. George continued his distinguished career working with the following companies: Ferodo America in Nashville, TN as National Sales Manager and General Manager, AE Pistons in South Bend, IN as President, Teleflex located in Troy, MI, as President and CEO and finished his career with JAC Products in Pontiac, MI as President and CEO. George used his years of business experience volunteering his time to mentor at The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and TN Achieves. George was an avid golfer, college football fan “GO Blue” and lover of wine, books, movies, music and white sand.

A celebration of life is be held at Brentwood Funeral Home in Brentwood TN on May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am with visitation beginning at 10. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Kidney Project at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


  • The Kidney Project at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Karen Percy

September 5, 2018

I didn’t know George for a long time. I met him at the entrepreneur center. He was one of my mentors. He had such a passion for helping people succeed. I am saddened by his loss and I’m in shock. Thank you George for giving your time. You were a rock star in the business industry. Everybody looked up to you and respected you. You will be missed! RIP

Todd McCormick

May 2, 2018

I am saddened that I will never play another round of golf or watch Caddyshack for the 1000th time or crack into an amazing bottle of red with my wonderful uncle. However I’m confident he’s doing all of those things now in heaven most likely with Arnie, Jack and even Judge Smails himself and if I’m right then the level of class in that foursome was just elevated immensely. RIP Uncle George! ❤️

Scott Hofman

May 2, 2018

I was so fortunate to have George as a big brother. He taught me so much and was always there to for me. I could always count on my brother George.

Shelly Gilray

May 2, 2018

Prayers for all the family. So many good times at the "Big House' in Ann Arbor, deck parties in Lake Orion and my couple visits to Nashville. A wonderful man and great friend to all. Will be missed by many.

Lynn Gerich

May 1, 2018

Rest in Peace George. My condolences to Janet Craig and Scott. Thank You George for taking me to Franklin Tn. to see the Civil War battle sites.🌈

Larry Battle

May 1, 2018

A great guy and a true friend. If George became aware that a friend needed any sort of help, he was right there.