Age 75, died Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Mission Point of Superior Woods. He was born August 16, 1948 in Carson City, Michigan, the son of Allan Rennie and Helen Arlene (Pike) Hoxie.
Roger graduated from Paw Paw high school in 1966. He joined the United States Army in January 1967 and served during the Vietnam war. Roger then served in the United States Army Reserve from December 1969 through January 1973. Roger left the Army in January 1973 and worked in Van Buren County from 1973 until 1977. Roger then joined the Michigan National Guard in September 1976. While he was part of the National Guard, he attended college at Davenport where he earned an associates degree in business administration and business management. Roger retired from the Michigan National Guard with the rank of sergeant first class in July 2005. Altogether, Roger served honorably in armed forces for over 34 years. Roger was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Ann Arbor and the Kiwanis Club in Jackson. He loved to fish, play softball, golf, and bowl. In fact, Roger began bowling at the age of five and had accumulated 5 300 games. He was an avid Michigan fan, attending many games at the Big House. Roger was friendly and outgoing. He loved to talk to anyone and enjoyed sharing his many stories with them.
On August 31, 1985, Roger married Vicki Lou Livesay in Ann Arbor, and she survives. Other survivors include his son, Anthony (Kathleen) Hoxie of Lansdale, PA; a grandson, Connor; two brothers, Ron (Vickey) of Boyne City and Leslie (Cris) of West Branch; one uncle, several aunts, several nieces/nephews, and cousins; and his granddog Gnarlee. He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister Penny Lou.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, 3:00 p.m. at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Ann Arbor, with Rev. Dawn Christenson officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial was Thursday, September 14 12:30 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem United Church of Christ or Arbor Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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