Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

Charles William Hoy
b:            d: 1/12/1964

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Chuck Hoy picture CHARLES HOY, Rifle Club 4.
Charles William Hoy, a student at VPI, on Sunday, January 12, 1964, at Radford, Virginia, son of Elvin A. and Ruth Hoy of 1001 S. 23rd Street, Arlington, Virginia; brother of Robert E. Hoy (student at Carnegie Institute of Technology).  Friends may call at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 15, at 10 a.m.  Interment Columbia Gardens Cemetery.

Arlington VP1 Student Dies of Crash Injuries
An Arlington senior at Virginia Polytechnic Institute died yesterday as a result of a two-car auto crash near Radford Virginia, late Saturday night.  He was Charles William Hoy, 21, of 1001 South Twenty-third Street, a 1961 graduate of Arlington's Wakefield High School.  The collision on U. S. Route 11, a mile west of Radford in Pulaski County, oocurred about 11:45 p m .  Mr. Hoy, who was alone in the car, died about 3 a.m. from a fractured skull and other injuries.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin A. Hoy of the Arlington address.  His father is an administrative statistician with the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics at the Pentagon.  The son was a rifleman and skydiver.  At VPI in Blacksburg, Virginia, he was on the rifle team and in 1962 was named to the all-State college rifle team in Virginia.  He had participated in more than 100 jumps as a parachutist and skydiver since taking up the sport last summer.   He was a licensed instructor.  He belonged to the Fallen Angels Parachute Club of the Washington area.  Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Robert, 18, a freshman at Carnegie Instutite of Technology in Pittsburgh.  Charles was a member of VPI's cadet corps.  Among those to attend his funeral will be the VPI Honor Guard and senior members of Squadron D, the one to which he was assigned.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock street, Alexandria.  Officiating will be Dr. David Colwell, pastor of the First Christian Church of Tenth and G Streets N.W.  Burial will be in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington.

2011 Wakefield Class of 1960 and Wakefield Education Foundation (information@wakefieldalumni.org)