In Memory

Bruce Hoyer

Bruce Hoyer

Bruce William Hoyer, age 74, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022, at Serenity Place.

Mr. Hoyer was born August 8, 1947, in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He was the son of the late William and Janice Smith Hoyer.  He was retired as the Chief of Volunteer Services for the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center.  He was a co-owner of Shamrock Bowling Center in Dublin, GA.  He was a member of the American Legion GA Lodge #17.

Mr. Hoyer is survived by his 3 sons; David C. Hoyer, Christopher W. Arnold, and James C. Arnold; 2 daughters, Lisa M. Johnston and Michelle L. Roland; a brother, Scott Hoyer; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made in memory of Mr. Hoyer to the American Legion GA Lodge #17 at 2503 Moore Station Road, Dublin, Georgia 31021

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08/01/22 10:50 AM #1    

Timothy Coleman

Bruce and I had been keeping in touch even though we had moved apart a long time ago.  In May I wasn't getting any emails from him and I thought he was just still under the weather from some serious surgery he had.  By the end of the month his step daughter informed me he had passed away.  I was and still am greatly saddened to know I will never see or hear from him again.  We had been friends since high school and had some great times together.  I will truely miss him.  I was surprised that no one has made a comment to his passing because I know he had more friends than just me.  I did but I don't know what happened to it because I don't see it now.  Anyway my friend, RIP.

08/02/22 02:31 PM #2    

Wayne Owen

Tim , I saw your post back in early June or whenever you initially posted it and tried to post something but was unable to for some reason . Bruce was a great friend in my high school years and he will be greatly missed .  I am  happy to have spent time with you and Bruce at our 50th reunion . RIP , brother Bruce .

08/03/22 07:40 PM #3    

Timothy Coleman

Thanks Wayne.  Yes he will be be missed by many.  I think of him often and remember the times I spent with him and you.back in the day.  I am glad I got to see you guys at our 50th reunion.  I wish we could have spent more time together.  I didn't know it then but I am afraid that will be my last reunion I will be attending so take care and prosper my friend.

08/09/22 10:33 PM #4    

Peter Sterghos

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. I did not really get to know Bruce well in High School.  However,  I became close friends with him right after graduation.  I went away to Clemson and when I came home for the summer  my great friend, Jerry Redd, had become good friends with Bruce and the three of us started hanging out.  We had quite a group of characters many of whom  we knew from hanging out at the Barrel Drve-in.  This was a diverse group from all over the city   We had alot of fun and adventures together including water skiing days at Riviera Bay, drunken parties (30+ people) in a wooded area off of 83rd Ave. and of course the parties at Bruce's house which were quite frequent since his parents would go to their cabin every weekend.  For me, this went on every summer break and Christmas break of my time in college.  Unfortunately,  I did not keep close contact afer he moved away.  I saw him at a few reunions and we would exchange Birthday wishes most years  I strongly urged (hounded) him to attend the 50th  and at the last minute could not go myself.  He gave me hell for that.  It turns out that  would have been my last chance to see him.  Bruce was a kind " teddy bear" of a guy who was liked by all, a great sport and a quiet fun guy.  RIP buddy.

08/10/22 11:36 AM #5    

Sharron Hemberger (Mineo)

I'm very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. He was always in my homeroom in school. He was always sweet and compassionate to everyone! Prayers for all his family.

08/11/22 05:58 PM #6    

Robert Hoyt

From the first day of 7th grade at Meadowlan Jr. High through to the last day of 12th grade at NEHI, 4 of us sat in the same order in homeroom--Hovey, Hoyer, Hoyt, Hubbel. Right from the get-go, Bruce always greeted me with a smile and upbeat, friendliness that brightened the start of my day. And when our paths crossed again a few  years later, he hadn't changed at all, the same ol' all-round great guy, as he continued to be throughout our sporadic correspondence over the years. Sad to lose such a good-hearted "teddy-bear" of a guy. The world's a bit of a lesser place with Bruce's passing. 

01/29/23 12:26 PM #7    

Timothy Coleman

Hey Pete Sterghos,I was just thinking  about Bruce Hoyer and so I pulled up our Northease page and read your comment you posted.  It brought many old memories.  Yes I remember the Barrel Drive-in....Bruce and I crusing round and round the parking lot waiting for a spot to pull in.  Sometimes going in the little dinein area ordering French Fires and listening to the Jutebox.  Often Jerry Redd was there as well as a bunch of other friends.  Actually Jerry and Bruce were ushers in my first wedding. Anyway I remember you at our class reunion in 95.  You were sitting at the same table as Bruce, my wife and I.  I remember Jerry showed up briefly at that ocasion too, I wonder if he is still amoung the living.  Anyway.........

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