Paul Ferdinand Hoffman, Jr., 64, of Conway, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 9, 2010 following surgery in Little Rock. 

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 18, 1945 to the late Paul and Marion Powell Hoffman, Sr.

Survivors include his daughter, Claire Hoffman Caldwell and husband John of Fort Smith; his son Richard "RJ" Hoffman and wife Jessica of Conway; granddaughter Daisy Jane Hoffman of Bigelow; and two dear cousins, Ann and Patty, who were more like sisters and reside in Pennsylvania.

Paul served in the Army in Vietnam and then earned his degree in computer science with a minor in journalism at Rutgers University. 

He moved to Arkansas in 1993 when he was employed by Systematics as a mainframe programmer. 

Paul seized the opportunity to follow his dream and become an antiques dealer in 1999 when he opened The Rhino and The Lady in Pickles Gap Village.   

This past fall, he sold the property and was making arrangements to pursue retirement in Mexico.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.  

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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