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Joe Hoilman, age 80, of Pine Branch Road, Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at Care Partners Solace Center surrounded by his loving family. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Dewey and Nettie Robinson Hoilman. After many years of driving a truck and working in the office at Blevins Oil Company, Joe found what he loved to do; driving a Mitchell County Transportation Van, where he entertained his many new friends. He was a 58 year active member of Pine Branch Baptist Church where he formerly served as a Deacon, Assistant Treasurer, Audio/Video Technician and church van driver. He also enjoyed fishing and will always be remembered as a people person.
Surviving is his loving wife of 58 years Shirley Buchanan Hoilman; sister, Faye Hoilman Robinson of Double Island; nieces and nephews: Glenda Robinson Wilson (Roby) of Busick, Regina Robinson Woody (Steve) of Double Island, David Robinson (Denise) of Double Island, Daniel Robinson (Angie) of Marion, Dawn Dellinger Hughes of Pine Branch and Daryl Dellinger (Debra) of Auburn Hills, MI. Several other extended family members and his church family also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd in Pine Branch Baptist Church. Pastor Bobby Greene, Rev. Steve Williams and Rev. Charles Murrell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Pine Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: David Robinson, Daniel Robinson, Daryl Dellinger, Tyler Dellinger, Sam Cook and Russell Burleson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dean Pitman, Randle Buchanan, Luke Robinson, Dempsey Sullins, Charles Pendley, Eddie Buchanan and Jim Buchanan.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Blue Ridge Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care given to Joe and request memorial donations be made to Gideons International at PO Box 611, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.