Bobby Weems Hoy, 87, of Lyndhurst, passed away on May 28, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Stuarts Draft. He was born March 30, 1934 in Waynesboro, son of the late Otho T. Hoy and Ruth P. Sampson Hoy.
Bobby graduated from Waynesboro High School and Fishburne Military School, where he played nose guard on the football team. He was employed at GE/Genicom where he worked from 1964 until his retirement in 1996. He served in the U. S. Army from 1954 until 1956. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
He was a little league football coach and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing volleyball. The highlight of his week was attending sporting events of his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He loved his role in the church apple dumpling project, purchasing over 3000 apples every year and helping to peel them. “Pop Hoy” was a talented handyman and spent his life serving others.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Natalie R. Hoy, who passed away in 2015 and his brother Winston Hoy.
Survivors include his children, Jennifer Vela (Pablo) of Stuarts Draft, Christopher Hoy (Anne) of Covesville, Matthew Hoy (Mildred) of Waynesboro and Natasha Manning (Darrell) of Lynchburg; his thirteen grandchildren, Nickolas Vela, Jordan Vela (Madalyn) McKenzie Wells (Jeff), Jessica Hoy, Winston Hoy, Annaliese Black (Tyler), Emily Drumeller (Sam), Mariah Hoy, Dustin Manning, Malia Manning, Alana Manning, Haven Manning and Grant Manning; his four great-grandchildren, Lila Vela, Evan Vela, Brody Wells, Nora Wells and baby girl Wells due in November; his sister, Louise Matheny of Lyndurst; his brother, Thomas Hoy of Waynesboro; his two sisters-in-law, Sandy Hoy of Waynesboro and Isabelle Elmore (Thurman) of Colonial Heights.
One of his friends summarized his life saying, “He bore his testimony by the sweat of his brow, the highest metric of service”.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2825 Jefferson Lane, Waynesboro, conducted by Bishop Ammon Shepherd. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro. Active Pallbearers will be Nickolas Vela, Jordan Vela, Winston Hoy, Dustin Manning, Jeff Wells, Sam Drumeller and Tyler Black. The Lunch Gang from church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, 619 Lifecore Drive, Fishersville.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. David Herring and the staff at the Augusta Dialysis Center.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 800-488-2277, www.kidney.org, or to the Wilson Volunteer Fire Company, 892 Mt. Torrey Rd, Lyndhurst, VA 22952.
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