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Russell G HoffardRussell Gene Hoffard, Jr. was called to his eternal place of rest with our Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 10, 2021 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on October 9, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Russell Hoffard Sr. and Marion Bleil Hoffard. Russell completed high school in Houston, Texas, obtained his Associate's degree, and joined the Houston Police Force in August of 1976. Russell worked for the department for 29 years before retiring as a Sergeant to his home in Pearland, Texas in July of 2005. His life was blessed with three beloved children, Heidi, John, and Neil, who gave him the opportunity to be a loving father. When his children were grown, Russell returned to his hometown of Milford, Ohio and reconnected with his childhood friend, Susan Wallace. He and Susan married on November 4, 2017, and he lived out the rest of his years with the love of his life. The two were inseparable and enjoyed spending every minute they had together shopping for antiques, landscaping the yard, and renovating their home. Russ loved to cook and was often found grilling something delicious on the barbecue pit. In his earlier years, Russell enjoyed many hobbies including woodworking, coaching little league baseball, fishing, hunting, and bragging about his children's accomplishments. He loved sports, mainly baseball, and followed the Cincinnati Reds religiously. He was proud to teach his youngest son, Neil, the game of baseball and spent countless hours on the fields in practice and coaching his games. He often boasted about his daughter, Heidi, and her skills on the volleyball court and his oldest son, John, and his accomplished career in the Houston Fire Department. Russell attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Milford, Ohio and established a strong and loving relationship with his Lord and Savior. His closeness to God is what carried him through in his final days. Russell was known for his sense of humor, notably sarcastic comebacks, and his unmatched wit. He lived his life with a strong exterior, but was about as tenderhearted as they came. May our loving husband, father, brother, and Pop rest in peace. His love for all of us will remain in our hearts until we meet again. Russell is survived by his wife, Susan Hoffard; children Heidi Eberhardt and husband, Curtis; John Hoffard and wife, Anna; and Neil Hoffard and wife, Amanda. He is also survived by seven precious grandchildren whom he loved dearly: Ryan, Wyatt, Evan, Addison, Connor, Jacee and David. He is survived by Susan's children Amy Neugebauer and husband Jeff Neugebauer; and James Wallace. Russell is also survived by his sister, Brenda Simpson, and husband Rod as well as countless cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Moore Family Funeral Home, 6708 Main Street, Newtown, Ohio, with the funeral service commencing at 11:30. Condolences may be sent to the Hoffard family in the care of Moore Family Funeral Home at www.moorefamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Johnny and I will always remember the good times we enjoyed with Russ. We are thankful for Heidi and J.R. and hold them close in our hearts. Our prayers go out to the family.
Johnny and Debbie Moore Mar 17 2021 5:25 PM
Russ was an amazing man and more like family than a friend! He loved my Father (Jim Harris) like a brother and Im forever grateful to him for that. My thoughts and prayers continue for his family.
Brooke Harris-Rains Marshall Mar 15 2021 9:29 PM
So many fond memories of Russ. I recall how Russ loved BlueBell ice cream....although he wasn't fond of chocolate. Therefore, my mother would purposefully buy chocolate, so there would be some left for our family! I remember his motorcycle days of riding his Suzuki up the big hill at the P farm on Mykawa. Always the daredevil! He loved to go to Shakey's and Oggero's for a pizza, and I can't count how many times we frequented Der Wienerschnitzel and Taco Bell on Bellfort. He loved his friend Jim Harris, and his Southeast (Park Place ) Station. Quite the neatnik, Russ would wash his car everyday. If it rained, he washed it in the garage. Most nights, he would rake himself into bed when shag carpeting was the rage! His best quality was love for his family. Although, they didn't get much time to spend with him, his kids meant so much to him. May he rest in peace with Jesus, our Lord and Savior!
Becky Chase Mar 15 2021 12:05 PM
Russ was such a huge part of my childhood. What wonderful times we shared. I am so comforted that we will again be together in Heaven. Love to Heidi, JR and all of Russ' family. "Bill" DeVoke Family
Bill DeVoke Mar 15 2021 11:51 AM