Glenn Aubrey Hoy
1934 - 2017
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SMITHFIELD - Glenn Aubrey Hoy, 83, of Smithfield Va. lost his courageous battle with cancer on Friday, October 6, 2017. He was born January 9, 1934 in Staunton VA, 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 11 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. Visitation will be held from 6-7:30pm, Monday, October 9th at Colonial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2pm, Tuesday, October 10th at Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, 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

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Published in Daily Press on Oct. 8, 2017.
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October 11, 2017
One of my favorite photos. I am so happy this wonderful man came into my best friend's life. I give thanks for both of them. God bless all of you.
Linda Costino
October 10, 2017
Glenn II,

So sorry for the lost of your father. Thoughts & prayers for you & your family.

Edward Johnson (Bubba)
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October 9, 2017
To the families and friends of Glenn Aubrey Hoy. I do not know the families personally but we all lose love ones in death. I just want to send my deepest condolences to the families. May God give all of you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Please allow God to strengthen you in your grief. I am sorry for your loss.
Virginia will always be my home but I now live in Harrisburg Pa.
Deborah Ellis
October 9, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
October 9, 2017
Glenn was one of the sharpest people I met at Newport news shipbuilding x42 dept.He will be greatly missed by many. Chuck/Tara Joerres
October 8, 2017
Thinking of you all as you come together to celebrate Mr. Hoy's life. May you all find comfort and peace in the knowledge that he has been healed and is pain free and that you will one day be back together again.
Tracey Hensley
October 8, 2017
RIP, Glenn. You will be sorely missed. I remember the first time I met you, I called you " the Jolly Green Giant" and that has never changed. You really were a jolly giant with a lot of compassion for your family and friends. We love you and I know that from now on you will rest in peace and never, ever hurt again. Love to you, my brother in law.
Carol Hamilton
October 8, 2017
Till we meet again, my precious Glenn. I love you
Gail Hoy
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