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R.J. Hoback

Mr. R. J. Hoback, age 87, of Colorado City, died Sunday, February 7, 2009, in a Midland hospital. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Colorado City Cemetery with Rev. Monte Wike officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Hoback was born August 23, 1922, in Centerton, Arkansas, to Roy and Beulah Austin Hoback and had been a resident of Colorado City since 1947. He married Nell Thomas on June 1, 1950, in Colorado City. He was the former owner of Colorado Feed and Seed, a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank in Colorado City, a member of the First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the US Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Hoback of Colorado City; a daughter, Ann Krischke of Dallas; a son, Robert  and wife, Cherry of Colorado City; three grandchildren, Brandon and wife, Audra Hoback of Colorado City, Andrea and husband, Sterling Burleson of Waco and SGT Chad Krischke of Jacksonville, NC; a great-grandson, Caul J Hoback of Colorado City; and a sister-in-law, Christine Mearse of Loraine.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Norman Hoback.


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