A native of Burnsville, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Millard Filmore & Blonda Grindstaff Hoilman. He was a retired Mechanic. Rev. Hoilman had served as a pastor for over 42 years. He pastored Y Free Will Baptist Church for 30 years. He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church, Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Terry & Edward Hoilman and five sisters: Katie Hoilman, Mary Ann Hoilman, Pansy Richardson, Geneva Dawson and Cathy Sue Smith.
Survivors include his wife: Janette West Hoilman, a son & daughter-in-law: Dexter & Tammy Hoilman, Watauga, two daughters & sons-in-law: Connie & Frank Higgins, Elizabethton and Lisa & Donnie Bare, Watauga. His Grandchildren: Daniel Hoilman, Vanessa Hoilman, Gary Hoilman, Constance Ferguson, Jimmie Brown, Justin Brown, Madison Higgins, Devan Nelson, Benjamin Bare and Jonah Bare. His Great Grandchildren: Natalie Brown, Jacob Brown, Samuel Ferguson, Kenzie Harrison, and Emily Harrison. His Brothers: Gene Hoilman, Dennis Hoilman & Henry Hoilman. His Sisters: Linda Robinson and Glenda Roe. Several nieces & nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Presnell and Dexter Hoilman officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Shell Cemetery, Piney Flats. Music will be provided by Mike Presnell. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday will be; Jimmie Brown, Justin Brown, Devan Nelson, Gary Hoilman, Steve Wyatt, Morris Wyatt, Preston Sanders and Kevin Harrison. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Daniel Hoilman, Frank Higgins, Benjamin Bare and Jonah Bare. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.con.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is serving the Hoilman family.