Steven McLellan Hoy, 56, died peacefully at his home in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Born and raised in El Paso, he attended St. Clements School, El Paso High School, Southern Methodist University, where he received a Bachelor of Science, and Baylor University where he completed a Masters in Geology. Mr. Hoy was also a graduate of the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Delaer Academy.
Steve lived for adventure and loved the outdoors, hiking, heli-skiing, mountain biking, golfing, tennis; howver, most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. Steve was just as passionate about work as he was about having fun. A scholar and mentor of the automotive industry, he was Chief Operating Officer of Hoy Family Auto and was both a leader and a role model for his staff with whom he often became very close. Steve also loved El Paso and its community. He was active in YPO, El Paso Community Foundation, served as TADA Director 2014-2016, Kern Place Association, and St. Patrick's ACTS.
Preceeded in death by his father, Bob Hoy, Jr., and his brother Rob Hoy III. Steve is survived by his wife Annette Hoy and his four children: Drew Hoy and his wife Kate; Meg Hoy, Beth Hoy and Allie Hoy. Mr. Hoy is also survived by his mother Rose Ann Hoy, his grandson, Hudson Steven Hoy, and his canine companions Rocky, Honey, Pasha, and Levi Hoy.
In 2016 Steve agreed to be interviewed by El Paso Inc. attempting to educate and raise awareness for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Steve dealt with his illness as he did with most things in life - displaying an unwavering positivity and treating it as an opportunity to make himself and others better.