Wrens, GA – Lee Olon “Buddy” Hobbs, 64, son of the late Martha Jane Stewart Hobbs and the late Olon Hobbs, entered into rest Saturday evening, June 22, 2013, at the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital, Downtown Division, in Augusta. Graveside services will be held at Keysville United Methodist Church Cemetery on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:00AM.
After graduating high school in Warrenton, Buddy proudly served his country by joining the Marines. Once his tour in Viet Nam was up, he came back to this area and became one of the best concrete finishers in the construction business. Buddy was happiest working but did find pleasure in fishing and watching NASCAR races. He was very generous and giving—always ready to help others—and a dependable friend. Buddy enjoyed life, family and friends.
Buddy is also preceded in death by his sister, Sara Holton. Survivors include his children, Lee Olon Hobbs Jr., Dale Watts (Jerry) and Dottie Newsome; five siblings, Margie Cliett, Liz Johnson (J.F.), Polly Burkey (Russell), Alan Hobbs (Ann) and Edwin Hobbs (Brenda); nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, June 26, 2013 from 6:00-8:00PM.
Because of the financial burden of a prolonged illness, memorial contributions are requested to be made to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens GA 30833.
Not “How Did He Die?”
But “How Did He Live?”
Not “How did he die?”, but “How did he live?”
Not “What did he gain?”, but “What did he give?”
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not, “What was his church?”, nor “What was his creed?”
But, “Had he befriended those really in need?”
Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not, “What did the sketch in the newspaper say?”
But, “How many were sorry when he passed away?”