With unimaginable heartbreak and sadness our beloved son and best brother ever unexpectedly left us to earn his heavenly wings on September 4, 2021. Hunter Lee Hofmann, 18, was born on September 18, 2002, in Virginia Beach to Jennifer Baird and Blair Hofmann. He truly was an angel on earth that we only were allowed to borrow for a short time.
Hunter grew up in Virginia Beach and was a recent honor graduate from Green Run High School and the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) with a Telecommunications certification. He had just started a new job working in the Computer Lab at Tidewater Community College (TCC) for which he loved and was so proud of.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Hunter. He was always happiest when his family was near and spending time together. Hunter loved the many adventures his family did together and was always smiling and singing along at the top of his lungs.
Unlike most 18 year old boys, Hunter loved to be close to his mother. Their relationship and bond was strong and unlike any other. If you saw mom, Hunter was not far behind. They pretty much did everything together – he was her baby and that void will never be filled.
Hunter loved spending time with his dad whether it be camping, working alongside him at his Auto business, or helping with various projects – sometimes unwillingly at first, but he always appreciated the final project and seeing his hard work pay off.
Hunter loved computers which is why he excelled in ATC and at his job in the computer lab. He found so much joy in learning the ins and outs of computers. He loved video games and you could usually find him playing online with his friends.
Recently, Hunter got to have a great night out at his cousin, Ryan’s, wedding. He danced and sang his heart out. Little did we all know that would be our last dances with him. This is how we want to remember him, living his best life. He was an amazing artist and particularly loved drawing anime wolves. The wolf was Hunter’s favorite animal, symbolic in a way, he was very loyal to his family and friends.
Hunter was a selfless person, never concerned about himself, but only if everyone else was okay. He would give you his last dollar if you needed it. He was genuinely kind-hearted with not a mean bone in his body. He made an impact on everyone he met, even if it was only once, he just brought so much happiness to people’s lives. It felt better having him around.
Animals were a big part of Hunter’s life. He loved spending time with the doggies: 13, Linc, Lucy, and Maple. The kitties also enjoyed cuddling him: Eggs and Benny. There are a few animals in Heaven that will be excited to love on him again: Diesel, Izzy, and Angel.
Hunter is survived by his loving parents; big sisters Rachael Wuornos and Jessica Crosley; niece Charlotte; step-sister Tiffani Ray; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and all who loved him more than he knew. We will all miss him beyond what words can possibly express. Even though a sudden and serious illness took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all that truly loved and knew him. If love was the cure to save him, he would still be here with us but a new star will appear in the night sky with his name on it.
In honor of Hunter, please be kind and pay it forward just as he did in this life.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held October 2, 2021 at Altmeyer Funeral Home on Rouse Drive in Virginia Beach at 11am.
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