Carole J Hoak

August 31, 1938September 18, 2013

Carole J. Hoak, 75, passed away on September 18, 2013 due to respiratory failure. She was born in Hamilton, OH and moved to this area forty years ago from Tipp City, OH. She was a homemaker, a member of 1st Church of the Nazarene, Winter Haven, a member of Ladies of the Lake, and the organizer of the Prayer Shawl Ministries at 1st Nazarene.

Mrs. Hoak is survived by her husband, Bruce Hoak, sons, Jeff Hoak, Babson Park, FL, David Hoak, Cocoa, FL, daughters, Amy McKinney (Terry), Asheville, NC, Stephanie Rerucha (Billy), Winter Haven, FL, grandsons, Mitch Hoak (Brooke), Kyle McKinney, Joshua Hoak, Cody McKinney, Liam Rerucha, granddaughters, Megan Hoak, Sierra Rerucha, and one great grandchild, River Hoak.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 23, at 10 am at the 1st Church of the Nazarene, Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 1st Nazarene Church for the Prayer Shawl Ministries.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 23, 2013

Carole J Hoak

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Dianne Lytle

September 27, 2013

Sending prayers & sympathies to you, Bruce and family.
Dianne & Dan

September 23, 2013

My dearest friend I will always remember the times we spent together. May GOD bless your whole family Sue and Dave

September 23, 2013

Bruce, I am praying for you and your family. Carole will be missed greatly. I got to know her thru the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Carole was a special lady and will be greatly missed.
All my Sympathy to you and your family

Katie Heckathorn

September 23, 2013

To Bruce, Bob and I were so sorry to hear of Carol's death, Be assured that our prayers surround you and your family. I understand, sister, Jo Baker Cox plans to come to the service tomorrow. such good memories stir our minds. Love from Ruth and Bob Pencil, Springfield,Ohio

Dori Harris

September 23, 2013

My sincerest love,thoughts & prayers are extended to you Bruce and the entire family. You have lost "the love of your life" and she will be deeply missed. God Bless you in the coming days, years and through these most difficult days ahead. Love, Dori

Charles Parr

September 22, 2013

Our deepest sympathy goes to your family,
she will be missed greatly. I remember her beautiful bell collection, I think she had so many that if all were rang at once, the whole world would have heard them.

September 22, 2013

Carol was like a second mom to the Van Gilder kids, especially when our families first moved to Florida.
Our hearts go out to the Hoak family in this time of loss.
Love and prayers,
Ginny Van Gilder (now Smith)

September 22, 2013

Over the years, from you & Carol being in our wedding 54 years ago, to our lunch together in January 2013, friendship with you and Carol has been special.
Now Carol is in the arms of our greatest friend and only savior, Jesus Christ. May HE be with you in many special ways.
Vernon & Jan Maddox

September 22, 2013

Bruce, Gordon and I are praying for you and the family. I'm going to miss my dear friend. Carole leaves a void in our lives. She was so special.

September 21, 2013

We are so very sorry, Bruce, for your loss and want you and your family to know that we are praying for God's comforting arms to uphold you at this time of sorrow. Don and Eleanor Reynolds