John A. Hobbs passed away suddenly on December 28, 2021 after a brief illness.
John was born March 6, 1946 in Bremerton, Washington and grew up in Spokane. In 1966, he enlisted in the US Coast Guard, where he served on the USCGR Dexter, also during which time he married Marilynn Koch, of Pocatello, Idaho. After his service, he went into sales, which took him all across the country for most of his life. Family settled in Columbus Ohio, where the family grew up.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and other watersports, camping, and generally anything that required him to not sit still, except when watching Ohio State Football.
He was a Life Member and 4-year Past President of Central Ohio Anglers and Hunters Club, Life Member and Past President of Ohio Bowhunters Association, member of Apache Bowhunters, and numerous other Conservation Groups.
He was also a Life Member of and certified by the NRA in nearly every aspect of Hunter Education and Safety. He truly was a power player in the Shooting Sports.
Served as Assistant Scoutmaster in several Scout Troops, including his Eagle Scout son’s. Graduate of Blackfoot 16 (Spitting Spiders patrol, and also served on staff for several years), and Woodbadge C-21-96 (Drizzly Grizzly Bear Patrol).
Preceded in death by Al and Christine Hobbs (parents), and Gary Bird (nephew).
Survived by Wife Marilynn, Daughter Carrie (Jerome) Wimer, Son John B. (Briar) Hobbs, Brother James (Nancy) Hobbs, Sisters Carol Bird and Kathleen (Larry) Briney. Grandchildren include Jacob Cody (Mallory) Wimer, Chelsea (Jake) Wells, Josh (Vivian) Wimer, and James (Karolyne) Wimer. Also Survived by 6 Great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews…and far too many friends to mention.
Family will receive family and friends at Tidd Funeral Home, Hilliard, Ohio, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 4pm to 7pm. Private Family Graveside Service will happen on January 6, 2022.
In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in John’s name.