LELAND — Roy “Gordon” Hobbs Jr., 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center.
Gordon was born May 25, 1943, in Wilmington to Roy Gordon Hobbs Sr. and Emma Rae Kennedy Hobbs.
Gordon was a member of First Baptist Church in Leland. He retired from DuPont with 21 years of service. Gordon enjoyed being outdoors and hunting and was a life member of the Livingston Creek Hunting Club and was awarded the 2000 Sportsman of the Year Award for conservation by the NC Wildlife Resource Commission.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and a life member of the Leland VFW Post No. 68. Gordon served his community by serving on the Leland Town Council and had served as mayor pro tempore.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 45 years, Laura Blake Hobbs; three sons, Roy G. Hobbs III of Farmville, Blake Kennedy Hobbs of Leland and Brett Hilburn Hobbs of Southport; two daughters, Angela Boley of Leland and Renee Braswell of Clemson, South Carolina; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at First Baptist Church of Leland officiated by the Rev. Steve Ellis. Burial will be held in Delco Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his three sons, Roy, Blake and Brett, along with Justice Hobbs, Travis Rogers and Greg Rogers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of Leland, 517 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451.
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