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Dr. Douglas Stuart Hoy, 77, passed away Feb. 18, 2017, in Oklahoma City, OK. He was born March 28, 1939 in Urbana, IL to Harry and Eldora (Larsen) Hoy. He attended Norman High School ('57), completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma ('60), and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska ('64). He lived in Norman, OK for many years and was in private practice as an oral surgeon for 39 years, retiring in 2006. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity and many professional organizations including the Xi Psi Phi International Dental Fraternity and the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

His free time was spent woodworking at home, traveling the world, and exploring America in his camper, stopping to fish at every opportunity. Dr. Hoy was a music lover, and enjoyed listening to choral, orchestral and piano performances. His favorite productions were from The Pride of Oklahoma, the OU Marching Band. Aside from his daughters, OU Football was his greatest passion and he had been a season ticket holder since 1964.

He is survived by his two daughters - Kathy Hoy of Omaha, NE and Lori Hoy of London, England - and his brother Don Hoy, of Lincoln, NE. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Laurelyn (Buller) Hoy; father and mother, Harry and Eldora Hoy; and sister-in-law, Suzanne Hoy.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. and services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Roper and Sons Funeral Chapel, 4300 'O' St., Lincoln, NE. Burial will be at Danish Cemetery in Davey, NE at 12:30 p.m., with reception following at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Friends and colleagues in Oklahoma are invited to a reception in Dr. Hoy's honor at Legend's Times Two, 1313 West Lindsey, Norman, OK 73069 on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Stroke Association (support.stroke.org) or the University of Oklahoma Foundation - Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band (giving.oufoundation.org). Condolences online at roperandsons.com
Published on February 21, 2017
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