FRITZ J. (BUDDY) HOEFLEIN
November 24, 1950 – April 7, 2023
Buddy Hoeflein of Lake Kiowa, Texas passed away on April 7, 2023. He was born to Fritz J and Doris Hoeflein
in Fort Worth, Texas. In his younger years he lived on Air Force military bases all over the world wherever his father
was stationed. Upon returning to the States, he graduated from Midwest City Oklahoma in 1968 and he himself, also
joined the Air Force in 1969 where he served until 1975 in the Air Force Reserves. While serving his Country, he
also graduated from Cooke County College with a degree in Agriculture. He was then approached by Halliburton
where he worked not only in Texas, but Norway, Russia and Scotland. He retired from Halliburton after 40 years of service but wasn’t quite ready to settle down. He joined the Quasar team in 2010 as a Company Man then became a Completions Consultant for Pioneer Natural Resources until he was truly ready to retire in 2018. He has forged many lifelong friendships over the years and has been a mentor and resource to those wanting to learn from what we call
“The School of Buddy Hoeflein”
However, his work does not come close to describing the man himself. He met his wife of 32 years while purchasing
property in Lake Kiowa at the Golf Course. They married in 1991 and spent many years traveling in the US, the Caribbean and Great Britain during his time off. Since his retirement in 2018, he has enjoyed playing a lot of Golf with his friends
and loved spending time at his deer lease in Jacksboro. He was an avid sportsman and never missed the National
Texas Holiday: Opening Day of Deer Season. He was an active member of the Kiowa MGA, the American Legion and the Lake Kiowa Anglers Club. He always had friends and family around him to share a meal, a laugh, a story, a hug & a cocktail.
He is preceded in death by his parents Fritz J and Doris Hoeflein. He is survived by his wife, Marion Hoeflein of Lake Kiowa, sons, Boch Hoeflein and Beau Hoeflein, 3 Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. His sister, Johnita Turner of Oklahoma City, His Brother, Charles Ray and Margie Hoeflein of Jacksboro and Brother Monty Hoeflein of Tuttle, Oklahoma.
Buddy has always stressed no funeral services. Friends may make donations in his name to Noah’s Ark in Gainesville where he and Marion acquired their lovely feline “Mia”, the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of their choice. Rest in Peace my Love, I will miss you forever.
The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Buddy you will be missed by all who love you. I still can hear your voice and see your smile.love and miss you bro. Johnita
Truly one of the great oilfield personalities. RIP my good friend!
You will truly be missed by everyone out here in the patch. I’m not sure that God made another person that was like you for sure. RIP my friend
I will miss this great friend. We have so many memories together – especially at the deer lease.
Our Beaudreaux ~ We will love you and miss you forever. Don’t worry about Auntie ~ we’re taking good care of her and Mia. You are terribly missed Beaud ????
Buddy has always been a good friend and always had a story.
We will miss the back porch visit with Buddy and Marion and the Bike rides with Buddy! Some of the best visit the last few years was on that back Patio with all the good friends. Buddy always had our attention, after a long day of Bike riding, on some hotel patio somewhere over the 5 states we had the privilege of his company.
You will be missed!!
One of the best guys I ever worked with. There was never a dull moment. You’ll be missed my friend.
Marion and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Buddy. Buddy was a friend and classmate of mine since Junior High at Monroney and then on to Midwest City High School, Class of 1969. Please accept my deepest condolences.
You will be missed!!
My condolences to Marion and the family. Buddy was a great guy, I enjoyed getting to know him and Marion. Always friendly with a great sense of humor and a quick wit.
He will be missed.