Herbert Hoover Schofield

Herbert “Hub Hoover” Schofield, 77, of DeFuniak Springs passed away May 19, 2006 in Biloxi, MS. He was born May 7, 1929 in Walton County, FL, to Grover and Mary Adkison Schofield.

Schofield was a lifelong resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Gaskin First Baptist Church, where he served as an active deacon for 43 years, and dedicated his adult life to working in the church. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was 100 percent disabled American veteran, service connected. He loved to fish and spend time with his grandchildren, singing and sitting on his front porch. Above all his favorite place was being at home.

Schofield was predeceased by his father and mother; three brothers, George, Dayton and Eulis Schofield; six sisters, Dollie Parker, Mae Simmons Williams, Willie Cain, Norma Mitchem, Ethel Schofield, and Lynette Schofield.

Schofield is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred C. Schofield, of Gaskin, FL; one son, Hank Joseph Schofield and wife, Vicki, of Freeport, FL; three daughters, Cathy G. Wilder, Lisa Lynette Mitchell and husband, Jamie and Lora Lynn Brazile and husband, Stephen, all of Gaskin, FL; two brothers, Ben Schofield, of Florala, AL and Pat Schofield, of Chipley, FL, sister Euthie Cambell, of DeFuniak Springs, FL. He is also survived by eight grandchildren Tracy, Luke, Corey, Jesse, Jade, Cassidy, Kaleb, and Camryn, two step-grandchildren, Danyel and Payton, and one great-grandchild Jace.

Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Gaskin First Baptist Church, with Revs. Bobby Hataway, James Pickron and James Barrentine officiating.

Burial followed in the Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.

Those asked to serve as pallbearers were as follows Coy Stafford, John Griffith, Kenneth Mitchem, Eddie Cain, Willard Beck and Dan Schofield. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Schofield, Corey Fink, Jamie Mitchell, Stephen Brazile, Jesse Schofield, Luke Schofield, Craig McCollough and David Carter.

Donations may be made to Fisher House of Keesler, Inc., at 509 Fisher Street, Keesler AFB, MS 39534.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, May 25, 2006, Page 11-B]

[Burial: Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaskin]