Jerry Hoffman

Jerry Randall Hoffman, 81 of Oaktown, went to his heavenly home on Jan. 5, 2021.

Jerry was born in Bicknell on July 22, 1939, son to the late James Ellsworth Hoffman and Gwendolyn Amanda (Harrison) Hoffman.

Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Monroe City High School. He served his country by enlisting in the United States Army. He was also a life-long farmer and retired as superintendent of the Knox County Highway Department. In his younger days, he was employed by Vincennes Steel from 1957 until 1968. Jerry was a devoted member of Mariah Creek Christian Church, and he loved his family dearly. He was an avid woodworker, commercial strawberry farmer (known as the Strawberry Man in the 1980’s); he enjoyed attending high school basketball games and fishing.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 54 year, Brenda L. Hoffman; children, Lori Link (Brad) of Washington, Audra Nelson (Tim) of Birdseye, Matt Hoffman (Julie) of Bicknell, Kara Thomas (Derek) of Bicknell; and two sisters, Joyce Harris of Vincennes, and Jana Almy also of Vincennes. He was also blessed with 17 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Shirley Lane; two brothers, Roger Hoffman and Larry Hoffman.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Mariah Creek Church, 9366 E. Oaktown Road in Oaktown.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Burial will follow in Mariah Creek Cemetery.

Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Oaktown Chapel, is honored to assist the Hoffman family with arrangements. You may leave an online condolence at