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Gary Allen Hobbs

September 27, 1952 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 68)


Gary Allen Hobbs passed away peacefully at Spring Arbor Cottage in Kinston on February 3, 2021 at the age of 68. He was born in Kinston, North Carolina to his parents Eleanor Stroud Hobbs Thompson and Marion Frances Hobbs (deceased).

He is preceded in death by his son Adam Thomas Hobbs, brother Tommy Hobbs, sister Deborah (Sissy) Hobbs Johnson. 

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Nadine Hobbs, sons – Cody Hobbs and Matthew Hobbs, brothers Bills Hobbs, Scott Hobbs (wife Gail), sister Lorretta (Kay) Hobbs Johnson, and many nieces and nephews.

Gary joined the Navy at eighteen years old and went on to travel the world before returning to Kinston to raise his family. He was employed at Pactiv for twenty-five years.

Gary was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer at age sixty-four and spent 2 years traveling the USA before his decline. He spent his last couple years at Spring Arbor Memory Care (The Cottage) where he met so many amazing caretakers who loved him and his happy personality.

In remembrance of Gary’s life, the family requests donations in lieu of flowers to Alzheimer Foundations at 


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February 8, 2021

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