Janice G. "Gayle" Hoke

March 24, 1946December 5, 2018

Janice G. “Gayle” Hoke, 72, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on Wed., Dec. 5, 2018 at her home. A native of Pavo, GA, she was born March 24, 1946 to George and Earline (McClendon) Gandy, one of nine children. Gayle, as she was known to everyone, was a talented and gifted interior designer and owned the Design Studio of Sugarmill Woods for many years, upon moving to Homosassa in 1977. She had many passions in her life such as decorating, cooking, gardening, fishing and traveling. She also pursued her enjoyment of the game of golf through her membership at Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club. She loved being with people and was always known for her laughter and seeing the humor in everyday life and, she dearly loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Gayle was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Major George J. Hoke, USAF (ret), on May 4, 2016; son Terence Hoke, grandson David Hoke, as well as brothers Harold, Stan and Emerson Gandy and brothers-in-law Bill Thomas and Will Sellars. Gayle is survived by daughter Cinda Rudolph (Gregg), Apple Valley, MN; daughter-in-law Angie Hoke, Charlotte, NC, grandson Scott Hoke, Charlotte, NC; granddaughters Rebecca Wambheim (Joseph) and Rachel Rudolph and grandson Bradley Rudolph, all of Minneapolis, MN; brothers Lavaughn Gandy (Micky West) and Winfred Gandy (Reba), both of Thomasville, GA and sisters Kaye Lamb (Lester), Thomasville, GA; Shelba Thomas, Columbia, SC and Linda Sellars, Havana, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Gayle’s name to The Humane Society or HPH Hospice. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL.


  • George Wesley Gandy, Father
  • Earline McClendon, Mother
  • Maj. George J. Hoke USAF (ret), Beloved husband of 47 years, who passed 5/4/2016
  • Terence Hoke, Son
  • David Hoke, Grandson
  • Harold Gandy, Brother
  • Stan Gandy, Brother
  • Emerson Gandy, Brother
  • Bill Thomas, Brother-in-law
  • Will Sellars, Brother-in-law
  • Cinda Rudolph, Daughter of Apple Valley, MN
  • Gregg Rudolph, Son-in-law of Apple Valley, MN
  • Angie Hoke, Daughter-in-law of Charlotte, NC
  • Scott Hoke, Grandson of Charlotte, NC
  • Rebecca Wambheim, Granddaughter of Minneapolis, MN
  • Joseph Wambheim, Grandson-in-law of Minneapolis, MN
  • Rachel Rudolph, Granddaughter of Minneapolis, MN
  • Bradley Rudolph, Grandson of Minneapolis, MN
  • Lavaughn Gandy, Brother of Thomasville, GA
  • Micky West, Lavaughn's partner of Thomasville, GA
  • Winfred Gandy, Brother of Thomasville, GA
  • Reba Gandy, Sister-in-law of Thomasville, GA
  • Kaye Lamb, Sister of Thomasville, GA
  • Lester Lamb, Brother-in-law of Thomasville, GA
  • Shelba Thomas, Sister of Columbia, SC
  • Linda Sellars, Sister of Havana, FL

Janice G. "Gayle" Hoke

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kay hayes

January 12, 2019

Farewell my red headed friend. I miss our chats and your " Southern" outlook on life and
sharing recipes and the ups and downs of our lives. Laughing together and sometimes shedding a tear or two, watching Dr. Phil and solving other peoples problems but most of all the comfort of knowing you were there a knock or phone call away. God bless you on your journey to be with George. Kay Hayes