Richard A. Hobbs Sr.

Born: Mon., Aug. 12, 1929
Died: Thu., Nov. 22, 2012


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 24, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Sat., Nov. 24, 2012

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   Richard A. "Dick" Hobbs Sr. 83, of 3029 Lindell Ave., Quincy, died at 2:00 a.m. Thursday (November 22, 2012) in his home.

   Born August 12, 1929 in Quincy, Dick was the son of Alton B. and Dorothea Wells Hobbs. He married Louise A. Williams on January 11, 1951 at Salem Church in Quincy. She survives.

   Mr. Hobbs was a 1948 graduate of Quincy High School. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force, stationed in England during the Korean War. Following his discharge, Mr. Hobbs became an Insurance Agent for many years, working as the Quincy office general manager for Equitable of Iowa Life Insurance Company. He later was a founder of Hobbs, O'Connell & Norris Insurance Agency which later was sold to Mark Freiburg. Dick continued with the Freiburg Insurance Agency until his retirement in 2009.

   Dick was a member of Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39,  a life member of the National Rifle Association and was a former member of Ansar Shrine Temple, Quincy Shrine Club and Quincy Elks Lodge No. 100. An avid sportsman, Dick was a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs minor league farm teams and he enjoyed hunting and golfing.

   Survivors include his wife, Louise; five children, Richard A. Hobbs Jr. (Yolanda) of Lebanon, MO, Dian L. Higgins (Rodney) of Destin, FL, Daniel V. Hobbs of Nashville, TN, Dale E. Hobbs (Yvonne) of Quincy and Dee Ann Wilson (Stanley) of Lebanon, MO; eleven grandchildren, Ray David Hobbs Jr. (Dessa), Brian Hobbs (Krista), Amanda Collins (Gene), Shanon Fox (Jamie), Heather Fentress (Neil), William Hobbs (Dawn), Benjamin Hobbs (Amelia), Mandy Brummell (George), Leanne Hobbs, John Campbell (Jenny) and Lesa Barklage (Ryan); sixteen great grandchildren; a sister, Brona Lu Daub (Bill) of Sebring, FL; a niece, Maria Vogel (Rick) of Keller, TX; and a nephew, Marty Viehmeyer (Patty) of Quincy.

   Mr. Hobbs was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Ray D. Hobbs Sr.

   A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Richard Hobbs Sr. will be Saturday from 10:00 until 1:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

   Private inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery at a later date.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Quincy Salvation Army.

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Dick & Pat Wentura
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
Dear Hobbs Family,
Thinking of you and remebering a good man.

As ever,
Dick & Pat Wentura

Pete & Mary Jane
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
Just learned of Dick's passing - what a privilege to have known him.
Dick was just fun to be with and talk to - our sympathy. Pete & Mary Jane

Pat Hinton
   Posted Sat November 24, 2012
Dear Loise and family, so sorry about hearing Dick has passed. I am in Colorado with family and will be home on Monday. I have many good memories about Dick. Please call if, you need anything.

Dick & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Mon November 26, 2012
Dear Hobbs family,
We remember a long-time friend who touched the lives of many. He was a high school baseball friend of brother, Bob. We have had much fun on the baseball diamond and golf course with Richard-a tough competitor and true sportsman. We fondly remember the Hobbs at Quincy High. May God's Blessings and memories of happy times be with you at this time.

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