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William Frank "Dusty" Hoffman, III

July 30, 1968 — June 11, 2023

Kansas City


William Frank “Dustin” Hoffman, III, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2023. He was 54 years of age.


Dustin was born on July 30, 1968, in Camden, New Jersey, the son of William Frank and Nancy Lee (Elrod) Hoffman, Jr. He was one of three children.


He attended and graduated from Camdenton High School, Camdenton Missouri in the class of 1986 and soon after moved to the Kansas City area where he later obtained his credentials in becoming a certified electrician.


Dustin was a jack of all trades but excelled at wiring alarm systems.  He spent time DJ’ing, loved working on electronics and was a tinkerer at heart, he enjoyed working on cars and his dune buggy, enjoyed music and recently worked at the Midland Theatre where he got to meet some great artists.


He was bubbly, selfless, and the life of the party. Dustin was great at doing impressions and his loving energy filled every room he entered. Our dearest Dustin was well loved, and he will be deeply missed by his family but also his longtime friends Dustin Tewksbury, William “fireman Bill” Howell and Dirk Young.


Dustin is survived by his mother, Nancy L. Hoffman of Lee’s Summit; grandmother, Dorothy M. Elrod, Independence, siblings: Kent (Jennifer) Hoffman, of Oak Grove; Terri Hoffman, MD of Tyler, Texas, nieces and nephews, Clayton (Brittney), Alexis and Miles Hoffman; uncles and aunts Jerald (Janet) Elrod, DDS, of Lee’s Summit, David (Carol) Hatela, of Blue Springs, cousins Amy (Scott) Richards, Shannon (Chris) Sipes, Charlotte Richards, Christian and Shae Sipes, Ken (Diane) Hoffman of Palm Harbor, FL and countless other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William Frank Hoffman, Jr, grandmothers Emilie L Hoffman and Berniece Friend, grandfather Jason “Ernie” Elrod.


Cremation is planned with a gathering and inurnment to take place at a later date. A memorial service for his friends is being planned – date to be determined.


Contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs, a no kill animal shelter, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.

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