Mr. Joseph Hoffman was born on Sunday, January 14, 1940 to the late Luevonner Hoffman, Sr. and Fannie Wright Hoffman in Tuskegee (Macon County), Alabama. “Joe,” as he was affectionately called, confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and united with other believers at Greater Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church where he was a dedicated, faithful servant until his health failed in July, 2019.
As a young boy, Joe enjoyed sports, listening to music, collecting comic books, and going to the “picture show” every Saturday with his younger brothers, Roosevelt and Luke. He was a very dependable, hard-working lad—mowing yards for elderly neighbors and delivering laundry throughout the Brickyard Hill community for his mother. Joe attended the public schools in Macon County including Tuskegee Institute High. During his senior year, he was a member of the winning Varsity Basketball team and elected Sgt.-at-Arms, Class of 1960. Following high school graduation, Joe briefly attended Alabama State University (Montgomery, AL) but, after careful consideration, decided to accept a position at Swift Meat Packing in Houston, TX. He diligently worked for the company for more than twenty years as a line supervisor and was awarded numerous awards for his outstanding service. However, after the death of his father in 1981, Joe returned to his hometown and began a stellar career in law enforcement. He attended the Police Academy in Bay Minette, Alabama and upon graduation, became employed as a Patrol Officer for the City of Tuskegee. Several years later, Joe was also employed as an officer at Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare Systems (CAVHS), Tuskegee campus until his retirement in 2017. He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police (Tri-County Association); Mizraim Temple #119, and Greater Saint Mark Church Security. Throughout his retirement years, Joe loved listening to gospel music; first Saturdays at Santuck Flea Market; watching westerns and sports; and most of all, lending a helping hand to those in need. He was a gentle giant who seldom, if ever, raised his voice in anger. Joe’s deep voice, slow “drawl,” and giving heart will never be forgotten.
On Saturday, February 5, 2022, our beloved Joe answered his Master’s gentle call and entered eternal rest at the home he shared with his son and daughter-in-law in Cape Coral, Florida.
In addition to his loving parents, Joe was preceded in death by siblings Willie, Richard, Luevonner, Jr., Victoria and Martha.
Loving memories of Joseph Hoffman will always and forever be cherished by devoted son, Charles (Barbara) Hoffman; adoring grandchildren, Martevia, Darryl, and Malik; great-grandchildren, Carliyah, Kingston and Genesis, and; dedicated brother, Roosevelt Hoffman; sister-in-law, Oreatha M. Hoffman; son’s mother, Willie M. Littleton; loving nieces, nephews, & cousins; and admirable friends, co-workers & church members.
A memorial celebrating the life and legacy of Joseph Hoffman will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 11:00 am (CST) at Greater Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Tuskegee, Alabama. Dr. C.P. Noble, Pastor, officiating.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.