Harvey W. Hoffman Jr. of Farmerville, La., former Texas Baptist pastor, died Aug. 27. He was 85. Hoffman was born July 7, 1934, to Wilburn and Julia Hoffman in Kosse in Limestone County. He made his profession of faith in Christ at age 11 and began preaching at age 15. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was pastor of churches in Gonzales, San Antonio, Hockley, DeLeon and Granger, as well as several congregations in Louisiana. He served on the board of directors of the Baptist Standard and was moderator of several associations. For five years, he served as a Home Mission Board-appointed state missionary in Louisiana. Throughout his life, he conducted more than 195 revivals. After retiring, he continued to serve another 23 years in pulpit supply and interim pastorates. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet Darl Thompson Hoffman; a daughter, Shelda Hoffman Reeves and her husband Dennis of Bullard; son Bill Hoffman and his wife Terri of Shreveport, La.; son Jeffrey Hoffman and his wife Angela of Arcadia, La.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.