David Howard Hoffpauir

November 1, 1967 ~ November 21, 2010

David Howard Hoffpauir, 43, of Lake Charles, LA died on Sunday, November 21, 2010.

Mr. Hoffpauir was born November 1, 1967 in Crowley, LA. He was a 1985 graduate of Barbe High School and a 1990 Graduate of McNeese State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for CITGO for the past twenty years, where he was currently the Manager of Fixed Equipment Reliability.

David was an active member of St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church, serving on the finance committee. He was also active in vacation bible school in the mission field and known for his work with the children serving as the puppeteer.

David loved riding his Harley but his greatest hobby was deer hunting. At the time of his death was developing a hunting lease, to be enjoyed by his family and friends, especially his daughters who loved to be with him.

Mr. Hoffpauir is survived by his three daughters, Hannah, Hallie, and Harley Hoffpauir, all of Lake Charles; parents, Van Warren and Ann Lee Black Hoffpauir of Lake Charles; brother, Martin Hoffpauir and his wife Nina of Lake Charles; sister, Kelly H. Champagne and her husband Aaron of Moss Bluff; and paternal grandfather, Warren Howard Hoffpauir of Crowley.

He is also survived by nieces Abrianna Champagne and Emilee Hoffpauir and nephews, Luke Hoffpauir and Guy Champagne.

His paternal grandmother, Pearl Foreman Hoffpauir, and his maternal grandparents, David E. and Maud Black, preceded him in death.

David will be missed by many family, friends, and co-workers who cherished his friendship and charity.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church. Reverends Roger Templeton and Karl Klaus will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continue on Saturday at the church from 9:00 AM until the start of the service.

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  1. Ana, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will see you when I return to La. I am so glad that I got to know David. He will be missed. Love and concern Frances

  2. David was one of my favorite people in high school. We were in the same homeroom every year and had some classes together. In Home Economics we were partners and we messed up so much food, it's amazing that we passed. I remember him as being a lot of fun to be around. He always made those around him laugh. On half days of school, we would cook frozen pizza and watch Days of Our Lives. If I was at my boyfriend's house, I would be on the phone with David talking about what we were watching on Showtime. After high school, we went our separate ways and lost touch. I will always remember David fondly. I hope that everyone can remember him for who he really was. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Van and Anna Lee, I was saddened to read of the death of your son. I know what a tremendous hole such a loss leaves in your heart and life, and in those who loved him. I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. I am saddened by your and our loss. The girls are in my daily prayers as also the family. I will miss David. Please help keep your family together.

  5. Mr. Van and Mrs. Anna Lee,I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am Alton and Patricia Thibodeaux's oldest daughter.Rhonda Weber and family

  6. Mr. Van and Ms. Ana mom told me about David's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts weigh heavy and we would like you to know that we are thinking of you.

  7. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the entire Hoffpauir family. May God wrap you in his loving embrace, shower you with good memories, and give you the strength to heal. It was wonderful meeting and talking with all of you. You are truly a loving family.

  8. Praying for and you and y0ur entire family in time of sorrow. Trust in the Lord Jesus and he will carry you through.

  9. Van and Anna Lee,Words can't express how sorry I am for the loss of David. My deepest sympothy to you and the entire family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I just heard the news and wish I could have made the services.

  10. Van Anna, our hearts go out to you during this very sad time. Please know we love and care about you. There are so many who are praying for you. Jesus our Lord will give you strength and peace.

  11. Van,Joe Cagnina called me and let me know of your son's passing. I just wanted to give you my heartfelt condolences. He and I have been calling each other too much, lately, to inform of tragedy. This is just another one and it doesn't get any easier. I wish there was some way to make this situation go away for you and yours, but i can't. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this most terrible time. Take Care,Roger

  12. wish i could have been there for you and aunt anna.david will be missed dearly.we went our seperate ways after we grew up,but all the fun we had together will never be taken deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family.again wish i could have been there for you all

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