Glenn Aubrey Hoy

Published 1:17 pm Monday, October 9, 2017

Glenn Aubrey Hoy, 83, of Smithfield lost his courageous battle with cancer on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.  He was born Jan. 9, 1934 in Staunton, and was the son of the late Ella Florence Shepherd and Guy Oliver Hoy.  

Glenn served his country in the Navy, attended Penn State University, and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 38 years.  He then went on to own his own construction company.

He is survived by his beloved wife Gail Hoy, his little dog Aubrey, and his six children; Glenn A. (Debbie) Hoy, II, Lesa (Andy) Ankney, Sonja (Tony) Brown, Rodney D. (Kim) Hoy, Steve Waddell (Becky Reed), Debra Locke (Steve Remesic); two sisters, Mary Joan Bower (Ted) and Valerie Tilley; 19 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by a brother, G.O. Hoy, and two sisters, Irene Wakefield and Betty Fisher.  

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Visitation will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at Colonial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10t at Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Drive, followed by burial in St. Luke’s Memorial Park.  Committal will be immediately followed by a reception in Smithfield Baptist Church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to IOW Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, C/O Pam Jordan, 18214 Farmview Lane, Windsor, VA  23487.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 14214 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, 23314. Condolences and remembrances are encouraged at