Ernest Eugene Hobdy, Sr. aged 86 of Irving, Texas passed away 23 December 2020 of complications from COVID pneumonia. Ernest was born 18 June 1934 in Alvord, Texas to Davis Hobdy and Lidie "Lyda" Sandel Ellis. In May 1964 he married Marjorie Blair Hobdy in Wichita Falls and recently celebrated 56 years of marriage until her death in June 2020. Ernest worked for B.F. Goodrich, Sooner Oil Company, and Triple A Oil Company. He was active in playing volleyball and participated in competitive men’s softball teams in Grand Prairie often traveling to tournaments held in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to playing 42 at the Senior Center in Irving, Texas.
Hobdy is predeceased by his wife Marjorie Hobdy, parents Davis Hobdy, Lydia Sandal Ellis, Lucy Hobdy, siblings Dorothy Hobdy, Virginia Cox, Davis Wendell Hobdy, James Daniel Hobdy, Barbara Burris, and his son Kirk Lewis.
Ernest is survived by siblings, Mary Bunch, Donna Evans, Edgar Hobdy, children, Ernest Eugene (Gene) Hobdy, Jr., Carla Kelly, Jack Davis Hobdy, Kathrin (Kati) Ann Lewis, Susan Wesley, Kent Blair Lewis; several grandchildren, multiple great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A graveside service was held 1P.M., Monday 28 December 2020 at Fulton Cemetery in Walnut Springs, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ASPCA or local pet shelters.
Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.
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