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.
As a third generation car dealer, I have it in my blood. My grandfather started these dealerships back in the seventies and my dad grew it into what it is today. I was raised in El Paso and know the market well. I graduated from the University of Denver with my BSBA. After graduating, I entered the auto industry in Denver and now have experience in the sales, service and parts departments. While working in Denver, I also graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association and look forward to keeping the tradition alive.
I began my career in the Automotive industry in the early seventies as a cashier and receptionist. At the same time I attended UTEP and after changing my major at least 5 times accumulated over 140 hours. I gained a passion for automobiles from my father. I still remember watching him work on his stock cars while always describing to me what he was doing. I have been with the Hoy Family for twenty years and still am passionate about my job. I am lucky to have a loyal and dedicated staff!!
I entered the car dealership business since 1986 as an office assistant. The best thing that happened to me 20 years ago was to be offered a job at Hoy Family Auto, which I also consider as family and home and love being a part of it. All these years have been a great and growing opportunity. When it comes to personal time I mostly spend it with my family and volunteering at my church.
I started my career at Hoy Family Auto 6 years ago as a part time office assistant when I was given the opportunity to work and study. I have since then accomplished a Finance Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. I have grown so much since then and was very grateful to have been given the opportunity to continue grow and be part of this company who I’ve grown to love as family. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.