Louis Hofferbert Obituary

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Louis E. Hofferbert Jr.

July 4, 1927 - January 2, 2014
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Hofferbert, Jr., Louis Eysenbach, age 86 when the angels took him home on January 2, 2014. Survived by his wife, Pearlie Gustava Hofferbert; children, Richard Eastham and wife Sue Eastham, Linda Eastham Reed and fiancé, Sam Claiborne, and Beth Atchley; sisters, Betty Webb, and Mary Marples; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by Ann Desgrange. He was born July 4, 1927. A lifelong resident of Knoxville he graduated from Rule High School in May 1944. Volunteered in the U.S. Navy, served in the Pacific in 1945 – 1946, attended U.T. and Maryville College, B.S. 1950. After college he volunteered again in the Navy, OCS...
Hofferbert, Jr., Louis Eysenbach, age 86 when the angels took him home on January 2, 2014. Survived by his wife, Pearlie Gustava Hofferbert; children, Richard Eastham and wife Sue Eastham, Linda Eastham Reed and fiancé, Sam Claiborne, and Beth Atchley; sisters, Betty Webb, and Mary Marples; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by Ann Desgrange. He was born July 4, 1927. A lifelong resident of Knoxville he graduated from Rule High School in May 1944. Volunteered in the U.S. Navy, served in the Pacific in 1945 – 1946, attended U.T. and Maryville College, B.S. 1950. After college he volunteered again in the Navy, OCS 1951- 1952. Served in the Pacific again 1952 – 1953. After release from active duty in 1953 he attended U.T. Law School and graduated in 1956. He was in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 38 years retiring in 1984 as Captain, USNR. Louis attended all monthly and special USNR meetings and faithfully took his summer cruises every year. He went into private practice of law from 1956 – 2013. Served 8 years as Director of Law during terms of Mayor Kyle C. Testerman. While serving as Law Director, he attended the K.P.D. Academy and subsequently became a certified Tennessee law enforcement officer. Not being eligible to be a regular police officer, he joined the K.P.D. reserve and patrolled the streets of Knoxville for 5 years. Later he transferred to the Knox County Sheriff's reserve and served as a patrol officer for another 20 years. Over the years he spent more than 20,000 hours as a volunteer reserve officer. He was a member of Northside Kiwanis Club since 1962, Chairman or Co-Chairman of two major projects (Knoxville's Junior Miss Pageant and Annual Pancake Jamboree). Ruling Elder and Sunday School teacher in three different Presbyterian Churches, most recently West Hills, where he also served as building committee chairman during three separate projects for additions and renovations to the church. Even though his volunteerism took him away from home frequently, he and "Gus" (the name he affectionately called his wife) found time to enjoy life and each other. They traveled extensively both domestic and foreign. Among Louis' favorite travels were his Naval Reunions aboard his favorite ship, the U.S.S. Oak Hill (LS07). The family will receive friends from 11 – 12 noon at West Hills Presbyterian Church with the funeral service to follow with Pastor John McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery with Military Honors by the U.S. Navy. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to West Hills Presbyterian Church, 7600 Bennington Dr. Knoxville, TN 37909 or The , 4708 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Dr. Condolences may be offered at www.lynnhurstchapel.com

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