Hoffman, George P.

George P. “Pete” Hoffman

George P. Hoffmann III, USAF

July 11, 1946 – October 15, 2022

Dr. George P. Hoffmann, III, “Pete”, age 76, of Greenville, died Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Dr. George P. Hoffmann, Jr. and Shadie Armstrong Hoffmann.

Dr. Hoffmann was devoted to his family and friends and is perhaps best known for his devotion to dentistry, the practice of which he continued for more than 40 years until his recent retirement. A graduate of Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry, he was a fellow of the American College of Dentists, and a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), South Carolina Dental Association, and Greenville County Dental Society. Dr. Hoffmann served on numerous ADA Committees, was the former chairman of the Greenville Hospital System Department of Dentistry and was a founding member and chairman of Stonemark Services, a not-for-profit organization dealing with insurance services for South Carolina dentists. In 2019, he received the most prestigious award of the South Carolina Dental Association, The George P. Hoffmann, Jr. Distinguished Dentist Award, named for his father, who was also a dentist.

Prior to college, Dr. Hoffmann served as a member of United States Air Force Special Warfare, as a Pararescue (PJ) specialist and was admitted to the Order of the Jolly Green Giants by having served as a member of the 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Da Nang Air Base from August 7, 1968, to March 6, 1970. Across two tours, he was thrice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, a valor decoration for heroism and our nation’s highest award for extraordinary aerial achievement, in recognition of the rescue of 9 U.S. Air Force personnel, 3 crewmen, and 1 pilot. He next served as a dentist in the United States Army before returning to Greenville, where he went into private practice.

Dr. Hoffmann was also a highly talented photographer and enjoyed capturing landscapes and scenes of nature throughout the world.

He is survived by his longtime partner, Carol Gregory; two daughters, Susan Merrill and her husband Scott and Jennifer Roach and her husband Kevin; two grandchildren, Park and Cameron Merrill; a sister, Nancy Hoffmann Collins; and a brother, Bill Hoffmann.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Hoffmann.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown, followed by the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Family and friends who are unable to attend the service can view the Live Stream by clicking on the “Watch Livestream” button located on the main obituary page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Greenville at https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/greenvillesc/ or to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

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