OZARK… Houston “Hootie” Hobbs, a resident of the Post Oak Community near Ozark, died Monday morning, August 6, 2018 at his home. He was 49.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 10, 2018 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Reverend Joe Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in the Arguta Community near Ozark. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hobbs was a native and lifelong resident of Dale County and was a 1987 Graduate of Ariton High School. In earlier years, he attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and was employed at E & H Steel in Midland City as a welder. Mr. Hobbs was preceded in death by his grandparents, Felton Lamar Hobbs, Evelyn Mae Giddens, John Houston Childree and Frances Louise Baker Childree; a great niece, Ashlynn Clark.
Surviving relatives include his father, Lynn Hobbs, Midland City; mother, Nancy Childree Hobbs, Ozark; two sisters, Marie Winfrey (Jody), Louise Richardson (Rusty Powell), brother, Errand Hobbs, all of Ozark; nieces and nephews, John Burns, Jr., Anna Marie Donaldson (Robbie), D.J. Richardson (Ashley), Tristian Hobbs, Dakota Lynn Hobbs (Russell), Savannah Hobbs, and Bailey Hobbs; great-nieces and great-nephews, Louis Richardson, Daelyn Richardson, Jacoby Tidwell, Jackson Clark, James Moore, Hayden Burns, Hannah Burns; aunts and uncles, John Eugene Childree (Shirley), Sarah Lee, Earl Taylor, Susan Simmons and Kasie Broadway.
Serving as active pallbearers will be D.J. Richardson, Johnny Burns, Rusty Powell, Tristian Hobbs, Errand Hobbs, Louise Richardson and Marie Winfrey.
The family requests that everyone attending services wear crimson and white colors.
Love you John R.i.p my angel
Lahoma johnsonTroy, AL
We’re so so sorry Lynn. I thought the world of John. He was so sweet to us every time he came to visit you. Fly high with the angels John.
Cheryl AllisonOrange Beach, AL
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in thoughts and prayers. Love you.
Barbara KnightRentz, GA
I will love you & will miss you forever RIP Hootie I will see you on the other side.
Ray & Cheryl Higginsmartinsburg, WV
Our prayers for you and your family over the loss of your son.
Shannon and Carolyn GiddensFayetteville, GA
Fly high, buddy!! You will be missed!! You were my best friend, and will always be thought of kindly. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family during this time.
Timothy GauthierWaynesboro, PA
My condolences to you! Sending my love and prayers! Big HUGS!
Jennifer FutchDothan, AL
So sorry for your loss Praying for all of you
Debbie BlankenshipDothan, AL