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Obituary for John William Hofer

John William Hofer age 56 of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday September 17, 2017. John had fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.
John was born June 11, 1961 in Ashland, Ohio to Carl & Shirley Hofer. He was a 1979 graduate of Hillsdale High School in Jeromesville, Ohio. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in May of 1986 from Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio & his Masters degree in Environmental Geology in May 1992 from University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. He was also a veteran having served 3 years with the United States Army & 6 yrs with the Ohio National Guard.
John was a professional Geologist for the past 25 years, having worked for various companies in his field. He belonged to AIPG & ETGS organizations as part of his Geology profession. He was also a member of Kern Memorial United Methodist church for many years and a member of the Ashland, Ohio Fraternal Order of Eagles.

John was preceded in death by his Mother Shirley, his Father-in-law Larry Alexander, his Maternal Grandparents John and Frances Gorrell, Paternal Grandfather John Irvin Hofer, his son-in-law Christian Koranek-Word, as well as some of his Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

On March 21, 1987 he married Kim Alexander who survives him along with his two Daughters Ashley Rush and Husband Allen, of Oak Ridge & Kaylie Hofer of Oak Ridge & her boyfriend Brad Burchfield. He is also survived by his Father Carl Hofer and wife Manda of Ashland, Ohio Brother Mike Hofer and Wife Tina of Ashland, Ohio Sister Pam Ross and Husband Brad of Galion, Ohio. By his Granddaughter Natalie Rush and 2 step grandchildren Bryson and Aero Rush. Also several nieces and nephews and great nieces & nephews. His Mother- In- Law Kay Wisdom of Shelbyville, Illinois and Brother-in-law Kurt Alexander & wife Becky of Decatur, Illinois also survive him. He will also be sadly missed by many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Also mourning his loss will be his beloved dog Lily.

Receiving of friends will be at Kern Memorial United Methodist Church 451 East TN Ave Oak Ridge on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 12:30-2:30 with the funeral following. In accordance with his wishes John will be cremated.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Thompson & Dr. Kenneth Strike and their staff for all the wonderful care they gave to John.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kern Church or the American Cancer Society in his name. An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com


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Saturday

23

Sep

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Kern Memorial United Methodist Church

451 East Tennessee Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Visitation

Saturday

23

Sep

2:30 PM
Kern Memorial United Methodist Church

451 East Tennessee Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


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American Cancer Society

871 Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909-2780

Kern Memorial United Methodist Church

451 East Tennessee Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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