James L. Hoy, 84

James L. Hoy, age 84, of Huntington, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ at 10:58 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, surrounded by family.

Jim was born on June 27, 1933 on a farm in Roann, the son of Jerry C. Hoy and Lovah (Lavengood) Hoy. He graduated from Linlawn High School in 1951 and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He married Marilyn M. Carpenter on Sept. 21, 1957 at Silver Creek Christian Church in Wabash County. Jim was a truck driver for 40 years, retiring from D.R. Lubricants. He drove truck for G.E. for ten years and was an owner/operator for 12 years. He was blessed with the gift to be able to fix almost anything. He loved to work on engines, especially his John Deere tractors. He attended The Chapel in Fort Wayne, belongs to the Ageless Iron Tractor Club, NRA, Teamsters Union 414, F & AM 195, Roanoke Lodge, and Roanoke American Legion Post No.160.  Jim was the primary caregiver to Marilyn in her recent battle with cancer, providing care and traveling to many doctor visits and treatments.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years – Marilyn M. Hoy of Huntington; a son – James Bryan (Cari) Hoy of Roanoke; two daughters – Marcia M. Hoy of Strasburg, Colo., and Tracy Hoy of Roanoke; a sister – Mary Evans of Arkansas; three grandchildren – Kortney Hum, James Cameron (Jess) Hoy, and Leigh Ann (Craig) Bauer; and three great grandsons – Elijah Rick Bauer, Maxwell James Bauer, and James Wyatt Hoy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Judy Stein, Patty Hoy, and Jane Hoy, and brothers Jon Hoy and Joe Hoy.

Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at The Chapel, 2505 West Hamilton Road South, Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at The Chapel with Pastor Rick Hawks officiating. There will be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Roanoke with military graveside rites performed by American Legion Post No.160.

Preferred memorials are to The Chapel or Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana 46750.

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Posted on 2018 Jan 02