Richard W. Hoffman, 86, of Wichita died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in the Coy community of rural Woods County, Okla., to Benjamin Franklin and Cinderella (Sellers) Hoffman. During World War II, he served as a mechanic in the United States Army Air Corps.
He married Opel Keesee on April 24, 1948, in Vinita, Okla. They divorced in 1978. In 1969, he started Richard Hoffman Trucking and continued to work there until his death.
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Deal of the home and Dee Ann Vannoster of Afton, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bob Hoffman of Wichita.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Hoffman, on Nov. 9, 2001; an infant daughter, Carol Ann Hoffman; two brothers, Bill Hoffman and Virgil Hoffman; and three sisters, Florence Bliss, Pearl Wheeler and Laura Mahoney.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Side Church of the Nazarene, 2300 S. Seneca, in Wichita. Following the visitation, the body will be cremated with memorial services to be at a future date. Burial of the cremains will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wichita.
Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.