Marvin Neal Hoy, 87, of Roca, Nebraska, was called to his heavenly home on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023. Marvin was born on November 27th, 1935, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Leslie Bruce and Mabel Elizabeth Hoy. As the middle child of five siblings during the Depression, his shoes were always broken in and the holes in his overalls were not yet fashionable. Growing up on a farm south of Lincoln, he learned the value of hard work at a young age. Marvin loved football and played during his high school years. He graduated from College View High School in 1954. The love of football never left him, always cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers until his last breath.
After high school, Marv attended college for a year but realized his calling was with the Navy and decided to secretly enlist notifying his parents once he was on the ship. He was assigned to the USS McKean DDR 784 where he started in the boiler room but quickly moved up to the engineering office due to his typing skills. After his two-year term with the Navy, he returned home to marry his high-school sweetheart, Carol M. Green, of Lincoln, in 1962. Marvin joined his father to manage the family farm. Carol and Marvin had three children together: Andrea Lynne Hoy (Hansen), Alanea Lynne Hoy, and Ryan Neal Hoy. While working the farm, Marv gained skills working a bulldozer and trained himself on “pushing dirt” which quickly led to Hoy Construction, a business he would have for more than 50 years. Marv was always an entrepreneur at heart, starting multiple businesses including Ship-A-Hoy and the Turnpike restaurants in Roca, NE., offering fresh fish to a beef-dominated area. The Turnpike quickly became the family focal point for holiday celebrations and multiple family weddings. Marvin and Carol divorced in 1985. Marvin remarried in 1994 to Paula Ann Williams Holmes of Lincoln.
Marvin spent almost all his 87 years very close to the farm where he was raised, and he was known as a long-time community fixture devoted to his family, friends, and customers. Whether he was providing a meal at one of his restaurants to a new customer, hanging out with his grandkids, working a construction job, or spending time with close family on a vacation to Cancun, Marvin “never met a stranger” and always saw the good in people.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Les B. and Mabel E. Hoy, brothers: Rex Hoy and Glenn Hoy, sister, Shirley Kirby, first wife, Carol Hoy, second wife, Paula Hoy, sisters-in-law Lillian Hoy and Loraine Hoy.
Left to carry on his memory: his children: Andrea Hansen (Dave Hansen), Alanea Hoy, and Ryan Hoy (Carrie Hoy) grandchildren: Mariah Bottger, Brielle & Hunter Hansen, Tyler, Colton, and Addison Hoy, great-grandchild, Jackson Alexander, brother, Dean Hoy, sister-in-law, Anne Hoy Smart.
Graveside Services will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Simmons-Saltillo Cemetery, 3355 Rokeby Road, Roca, NE. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln.
Celebration of Life and Remembrance will follow the graveside service on Wednesday, November 1st at the home of Ryan and Carrie Hoy 1905 Roca Road, Roca NE.