Floyd Joe Hoefer

December 16, 1928April 7, 2018

Floyd Joseph “Joe” Hoefer, 89, of Victoria passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was born on December 16, 1928 in La Grange, TX to Joseph Hoefer and Marie Hoelscher Hoefer. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees from Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville, TX. He taught Industrial Arts at Victoria Independent School District for 37 years. He instilled his love for wood working to many generations of young minds. Joe also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Joe was a man that never met a stranger. He would always have a smile on his face and would help anyone do anything at any time. After he retired from teaching, he never quit working. He could be seen at all VISD sporting events selling tickets. He was also very active at John Wesley United Methodist Church lending a helping hand with the Men’s Breakfasts and ushering duties. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Dorothy Spikes Hoefer; loving father to daughters, Claudia Crawford of San Antonio, TX, Karen (Gene) Sanders of Kyle, TX; brother to loving sister, Rose M. Mayer of La Grange, TX; loving grandfather to five grandsons and loving great-grandfather to five great grand-children. Joe is also survived by his sister-in-law, Jackie (Edwin Jr.) Roark of Huntsville, TX. Preceding Joe in death were his parents, Joe Hoefer and Marie Hoelscher Hoefer; his mother-in-law, Ollie Keitel; his brother-in-law, Edgar Mayer; and his son-in-law, Roger Crawford. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 10-11 AM at Rosewood Funeral Chapels with the funeral service to begin at 11 AM with Rev. Carl Westbrook officiating. At the conclusion of the chapel service, full military honors will be conducted by the Victoria Veterans Council. Graveside services will be at 11 AM on Friday, April 13, 2018 at La Grange City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wylie Crawford, Colin Lee, Michael Sanders, Tommie Alexander, Del Schulz, and John Morkowsky, with Honorary Pallbearers being Zachary Crawford, Tyson Crawford, and Hughston Crawford. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joe’s name to the American Lung Association or to John Wesley United Methodist Church. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Joseph Hoefer, Father
  • Marie Hoelscher Hoefer, Mother
  • Dorothy Spikes Hoefer, Wife
  • Claudia Crawford, Daughter
  • Karen and Gene Sanders, Daughter and spouse
  • Rose M. Mayer, Sister
  • Mr. Hoefer is loved and remembered by five grandsons and five great grandchildren.

  • Wylie Crawford
  • Colin Lee
  • MIchael Sanders
  • Tommie Alexander
  • Del Schulz
  • John Morkowsky
  • Zachary Crawford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyson Crawford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hughston Crawford, Honorary Pallbearer

  • American Lung Association
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

Floyd Joe Hoefer

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Don Bain

April 17, 2018

Mr. Hoefer taught a drafting class to a bunch of knuckleheads like me (and a few clear-headed women) who were not ready for his real lessons - personal pride in your work, attention to detail and individual quality assurance. He was attentive, supportive and kind, always having time for each of us - qualities that I reflected upon working around the world. Most of his lessons did not reveal themselves until years later when it was hard to thank him in person. Godspeed Mr. Hoefer. You were a positive influence on an untold number of people!

Alan Thacker

April 11, 2018

I knew Joe for many years and so did my Dad. Met Joe when I was a freshman at Victoria High School in 1978 while taking General Drafting. He was a wonderful teacher. I learned a lot and appreciated what he taught me. Karen, Joes daughter worked for Dad at Town Plaza Mall selling men's clothing. Dad met Joe and they hit it off talking gardening and wood working. Dad and Joe could go on for hours talking about plant varieties and ways to plant and when to plant. Joe used to roof houses with other teachers in the summer. He cam over and roofed Dad's garage. Really was a help. Did I mention we only lived a block away from Joe? He was on Simpson and we lived on Brooks. Now Dad will have another friend to talk to in Heaven. And the conversation will be.....ALL ABOUT PLANTS!
Joe you will be missed. I never got to tell you but I really did enjoy your class my freshman year. Got me started on what I wanted to do and gave me the tools to do it.

Thank you!

Ricky & Carol Ann Lenz

April 11, 2018

We were sorry to hear that Joe had passed away. He was a true gentleman who always had a smile
on his face. We are sure he will be missed by many people. May God bless the entire Hoefer during
your time of loss.

David Studer

April 10, 2018

Rest in peace Joe. Mr. Hoefer was one of my teachers in high school. He always treated his students with respect. He was a great teacher and later a best friend to my dad. They took good care of each other as they grew older. When my dad passed he and Mrs. Hoefer would come and visit my mom and comfort her after her loss. He will be missed and remembered as a very good man.

David Studer

Robert Higdon

April 9, 2018

May God Bless You And Your Family in this Time of Sorry.