Retired Brigadier Gen. Wilford Joseph Hoff, Jr., 86, husband of Carolyn Cousar Hoff, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home.
Born Oct. 3, 1928, in Walterboro, he was a son of the late Wilford Joseph Hoff Sr. and Dorothy Padgett Hoff. He was a 1950 graduate of The Citadel, where he was a member of the Summerall Guards. He graduated third in his class academically. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he received two purple hearts. He retired from the Army as a Brigadier General.
Survivors besides his wife of Manning include two sons, Professor Richard Hoff (Anne) of Cornwall, N.Y., and Gregory Hoff (Christine) of Westchester, Pa.; a sister, Dottie Migala of Katy, Texas; and three grandchildren, Kimberley Hoff, Skyler Hoff and Dylan Hoff.
A funeral service for Retired Brigadier Gen. Wilford Joseph Hoff will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Presbyterian Church at Manning, with the Rev. Dr. George Wilkes officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Sardinia-Gable Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Stephens Funeral Home, and at other times at the home, 1051 Canterberry Drive in Manning.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements for Wilford Joseph Hoff, (803) 435-2179.
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