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Oscar Hobbs, 86, decorated veteran

Oscar Floyd Hobbs, 86, of Macclenny died January 31, 2012 at Frank Wells Nursing Home. He was born in Naylor, GA on April 20, 1925 to the late Walter Early and Flarzell Hobbs. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and retired after many years from the Department of Transportation as a centerline crewman.

Mr. Hobbs served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II,  earning the Purple Heart medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign (EAMETO) Medal, the French Legion of Honor Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his family. Oscar was preceded in death by daughter Kathy Robertson, brother Randolph Hobbs and half-sister Vester Cribbs.

Survivors include loving wife of 65 years Edna Lucille Hobbs of Macclenny; sons Floyd Mitchell (Brita) Hobbs of Plains, GA and John (Charlotte) Hobbs of Glen St. Mary; son-in-law Al “Robbie” Robertson of Macclenny; sisters Margaret (George) Horton of Lake City, Betty Jo (Jewell) Crews of Hilliard and Flarzell (R.N.) Duncan of Satsuma; grandchildren Teresa (Gary) Manning, Bryan (Lily) Hobbs, Geri Hobbs, Lauren Hobbs, Courtney (James) Mann, Jennifer K. Harvey and Amanda L. Robertson; 11 great- grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday February 2 at 11:00 am at Ferreira Funeral Services with Pastor Edsel Bone officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 1 from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.

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