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Ronald Wayne Hoffman

Ronald-Hoffman-1Ronald Wayne Hoffman or “Fatman” to family and friends, age 52, of Mena was born to Jerry and Walissa Shamlin Hoffman on April 2, 1963 in Granite City, Illinois. Ronald was set free to join his departed loved ones and friends July 11, 2015.

Ronald attended Acorn High School and enjoyed playing basketball with the Acorn Tigers on the Junior and Senior High levels. Ronald also played Optimist baseball, and has rooted for the Razorbacks better than anyone I know. Ronald was well loved and will be well missed by many.

Ronald is preceded in death by his loving parents, Jerry and Walissa Hoffman; his older sister, Tana Hoffman Gordon; his beautiful nephew, “Little Paul” Jeffreys; a precious great-niece, Mica Gordon; and uncles, Wayne Hoffman and Ronald Hoffman.

Ronald enjoyed a very close bond to his surviving siblings, Russell Hoffman and wife, Liz of Mena, Arkansas and JoAnna Hoffman Taylor and husband, Leslie of Wichita, Kansas; his stepchildren, Steven Sanchez of Panama Beach, Florida and Andrea Sanchez Main of Longview, Texas; nephews, Jason Lyle and Dustin Gordon; and nieces, Ellen Hoffman, Brandi Hoffman and Dana Gordon, nine great nieces; three great-nephews; one great-great nephew and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with cremation services being entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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  1. Bob and Annie Moring

    We send our Condolences to his family and friends Bob’s Dad And his dad were great friends They hungout together We miss you Fatman

  2. Condolences to family and friends. Romans 6:7; Revelation 21:3,4.

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