Bill was a graduate of Wellsville High School, and was a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was formerly employed at Friendship Dairies, Wise Snack Foods, and Schliegel Corporation. He was a member of the Friendship American Legion Post 1168, and the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW in Wellsville.
He is survived by a son, William L. (Heather) Hoyer Jr. of Friendship, a step-granddaughter, Kira Farnum, and her fiance`Josh Sparks of Rochester, a grandson, Cohl Hoyer of Friendship, agreat granddaughter, McKenna Baker of Friendship, two brothers, Richard (Marlene) Hoyer, of Syracuse, and Kurt (Mary Ann) Hoyer of Oneonta, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by a daughter, Maggie May Hoyer, and a brother, John Hoyer.
A graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship and a memorial celebration is being planned and will be announced at a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the VFW in Wellsville, or the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.