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TAHLEQUAH – Funeral services for Jessie R. Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. Monday Nov. 2, in the Hart Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home in Tahlequah. Please sign the online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net. Jessie R. Hobbs, the son of Albert and Ellen (Stanley) Hobbs, was born Jan. 18, 1938 in Teresita, Oklahoma and departed this life on Oct. 22, 2015, in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 4 days. Jessie started school at Woodall before his family moved to Idabel, and he graduated from Idabel High School in 1955. He enlisted into the Army on Feb. 27, 1957, and served his country proudly for over 20 years in Vietnam, Germany and finally Fort Belvoir, Va., before retiring from the Army in November 1977. Jessie was awarded the Bronze Star during his service. Jessie married Eula Mae (Patton) Caudill on Aug. 20, 1968, and they were married for over 45 years until her passing in December 2003. On Aug. 1, 2005, in Sheriff Norman Fisher’s office with Danny Lewis officiating, Jessie married Barbara Ann Kirk. Jessie was a cattle rancher, and enjoyed his time out on his 160 acres in Peggs. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, but he was an avid OU Sooners fan; he also enjoyed watching NFL football and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed being outside. Jessie touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eula May Caudill; his sister, Cora McGowan; and his brothers, Gene Hobbs, Bill Hobbs and Alfred Hobbs. He is survived by a loving family which includes his wife, Barby Hobbs of the home; his sons, David Ray Hobbs and wife Angie of Fort Stockton, Texas, Brian Matthew Kirk and fiancé Shanna Kenyon of Tahlequah, Jimmy Dale Caudill and wife Angie of Claremore, and Bobby Alan Caudill of Orlando, Fla.; his former daughter-in-law, Deleana Kirk of Pryor; his brother, Alvin Hobbs and wife Juanita of Tuttle; a special niece, Louise Eason and husband Wendell of Wright City; 17 grandchildren: David Hobbs Jr., Jeffrey Hobbs, Rebecca Hobbs, Calvin Hobbs, Tyler Matthew Kirk, Kailey Kirk, Brian Austin Kirk, Cianna Wilson, David Wilson, Angela Marshall, Christian Wilson, Cayden Humphrey, Chance Henson, Colby Henson, Caitlyn Caudill, Brianna Caudill and Alicia Gross; and two great-grandchildren, Genesis Ares Hobbs and Carson Gross. Many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 918-456-8823.
Published on  October 30, 2015
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