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“Thoughts and prayers at your time of loss. We didn't know Lee very well but did know he was a very loving and giving person. He will always be...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: John and Diana Rice - Kalamazoo, MI

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Bill & Linda Slattery - FL

“I have known Lee for many years and just recently I ran into Lee at Wild Mike's we had some beers and we talked about the old racing days. I told him...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: BJ Lillibridge - Battle Creek, MI

“Me and the rest of the LeBoeuf family would like to extend are deepest condolences to the Hoffman family and we are all truly blessed to get know...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Shane LeBoeuf - Battle Creek, MI

“Youll be missed, but, never forgotten. Rest In Peace. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry & JoAnn Monroe - Ceresco, MI

“I didn't really know Lee as an adult, but I'll always remember his as steady and dependable. I know he was much loved and will be much missed. He...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne Harris - Halifax, MA

“Sorry Lee was taken from you so abruptly, life is so fragile. Cherish the memories of the one you have lost, and be grateful every day for those in...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Chere Mitchell

“I first met Lee 50 years ago in 1968. He was the best friend of my late husband, Rick. Where Rick and I went, Lee was usually with us. I knew Lee...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Vickie Forman - Battle Creek, MI

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9 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Keeler

“Lee loved my chocolate chip cookies, and I made them for him every time I visited.Rest in Peace Lee, you will be missed by so many. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Marcia Seevers - San Bernardino, CA

“We have had so many good times and wonderful memories of Lee. We know he's still watching over you and will always guide you. May God hold you in...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: carolyn newberry - battle creek, MI

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Clifford "Lee" Hoffman, age 71, a lifelong master mechanic, from Augusta, MI, died suddenly on Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018. He was born in Battle Creek on April 5, 1947 to Clifford B. and Marian (Armour) Hoffmann. Lee graduated from Gull Lake High School with the Class of 1965, and then faithfully served his country as a SP4 in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968.

Lee married the "Love of His Life", Carol Davis on May 22, 1999; she sadly preceded him in death on March 16, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Marian; his daughter, Shelly Hoffman; his step-daughter, Vicki (John) Bycroft; his siblings, Norma (Sam) Hostetler, Ross and Steve (Donna) Hoffman, and Virginia Lawson; his six grandchildren; Danny, Aaron, and Ashlea Thomason, Tyler Hill, Erin and Joe Warren, and eight-great grandchildren. Lee was also preceded in death by his father, Clifford; and his brother, Larry.

Lee managed Springfield Auto Service until his retirement. He was best known for his expert ability in building transmissions and high performance engines. Drag racing was a major part of his life. He was also an avid tournament pool player and enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Springfield Tavern. Lee will always be remembered as a kind and giving "Teddy Bear" who absolutely adored children and would do anything he could to help others.

The family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek and then will continue the celebration of Lee's life at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at Wild Mike's Restaurant, 22575 North Bedford Rd. Battle Creek. Funeral services with full military honors will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 21st at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Make-A-Wish Michigan 7600 Grand River Avenue, Suite 175 Brighton, MI 48114 or visit Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Lee may be placed at