Brooks Baylor Hoback, 85, of Bedford, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021. He was born in Roanoke, VA on December 14, 1935, a son of the late James F. Gates and Helen Frances Hoback. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Andrews Hoback. He is survived by his son, Tim Hoback and wife, Melly; daughter, Barbara Farley and husband, Eddie; grandchildren, Jessica Hoback, Brooklyn Farley, Zoey Farely; and his dog, A.J. The family would like to thank Bedford Hospice for their care of Brooks. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Center Point United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Rick Gatten officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.