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L.J. Hobbs

L.J. Hobbs, age 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday June 10, 2017 in Mena.

L.J. was born in Santa Maria, California on February 25, 1936 to the late George Hobbs and Myrtle Launders Hobbs. He proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He was married to Evelyn O. Hobbs his wife of 40 years. Together they enjoyed camping, fishing and trail rides. He had a love for horses, dogs, BBQ’s with friends and family, as well as dancing. He retired from Sales profession for Aramark. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Hobbs of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Maureen Gehring of Ft. Worth, Texas; son, Steven Hobbs of Los Alamos, California; grandchildren, Jessica Allen, Justin and Cody Sauerwein; six great-grandchildren; brother, William Hobbs and wife Wilma of Paso Robles, California; sisters, Joan Rosa of Maro Bay, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Lisa Yvonne Hobbs and Shelly Hobbs, and siblings, Alice Hobbs, George Hobbs, Jr., Dorothy Hobbs, and Jean Farrell.

Mr. Hobbs was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.

The family extends a thanks to Mena Manor for the love and care they gave to L.J. and family.

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