Foy, Sally Hoffmaster

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Sally Hoffmaster Foy, age 67 of Blacksburg, VA, died peacefully surrounded by family on April 3, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her father, Colonel George C. Hoffmaster, Jr.

Sally is survived by her mother, Jean Hoffmaster of Louisville, KY; her loving husband, Bill of Blacksburg; children Bill Foy Jr. and wife Kellie of Roanoke, Kelly Williams and husband Tom of Fort Mill, SC, Ashley O’Rear and husband Josh of Richmond, Tommy Foy of Tega Cay, SC; grandchildren Riley and Tommy Williams, George and Molly O’Rear, Will and Frances Foy, and Jovie Miller. She is also survived by her sister Peggy Darden and husband Wim of Louisville; as well as a host of dear and supportive relatives, in-laws and friends.

Sally was born in Fort Knox, KY, and grew up in Springfield, VA, while also living in Heidelberg and Baumholder, Germany. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1974 and Virginia Tech in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation. Sally enjoyed a lifetime love of swimming and diving, working with and coaching swim teams in Charlotte, Roanoke, and Richmond.

More than anything, Sally loved being a mother and a grandmother. She was the foundation of our family, always supportive and always able to lighten everyone’s spirits. Sally was also incredibly competitive and she challenged her family to be involved in athletics and team sports, especially aquatics. She loved her summers of coastal fun and memories at the family’s beach home in Garden City, SC. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Sally’s family will receive friends Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive SW Blacksburg.

A graveside service for Sally will be held in Richmond at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Ave., 2 p.m. Friday April 14, 2023.
The family suggests contributions in Sally’s name be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) or the HealthWell Foundation.