George “Bobby” Robert Hoffman, 82, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, in Baytown, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 18, 1937, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio to the late Charles and Frances Turner Hoffman. Bobby graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in 1956.
Bobby worked as a bus driver for Worthington Schools for many years before retiring. He was also a professional drummer for more than 50 years, performing many benefits and playing in the Oz and Wizard Band until 2005. He was a talented drummer and musician, who in 1960 achieved a major accomplishment by making an album called Bob and Shirley. Bobby will be fondly remembered by his wife as her “Little Drummer Boy”.
Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He loved his family dearly and took on the father role to his young grandchildren who adored him. Bobby was an avid Ohio State football fan and he also enjoyed dancing, bowling and fishing whenever he was able.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Pamela Hoffman; his 2 cousins; and his aunt and uncle. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 33 years Robin Hoffman of Dayton; his children Jessica Hoffman of La Porte, Anna Holcomb of Baytown and Jacob Gifford of Dayton; his sister-in-law Louise Bargy and husband Wint Seal of Dayton; his righthand man and brother-in-law Robert L. Bargy; his 7 siblings; his nephews Jay Bird Phillips and Baby Harold Phillips; his best friend Harold Phillips; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Bobby’s wishes were to be cremated and no services will be held at this time.