Jimmy Howell Hobbs, 75, went to his heavenly home unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at UNC Chapel Hill.
A graveside service will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, January 20th at Clinton Cemetery with Rev. Charles Ray Jernigan officiating. The family will receive friends at the home, 1855 Beaman Woods Road, Clinton. Masks are encouraged.
Jimmy, born on January 14, 1947 in Sampson County was the son of the late Rev. Matthew Hobbs and Bessie Jane Hobbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepson Jerry Draughon and his brother Bobby Hobbs and sister Shirley Hobbs Williams.
As a young man, he served in the US Army for 4 years in the States and overseas. He had several careers in his life but will be most remembered for his vinyl siding business of 40 years, along side his beloved brother Bobby Hobbs. He regularly attended Bethany PFWB Church in Clinton and loved his church family. Jimmy was loved by all that knew him. He always had a smile on his face and could easily make someone laugh and did so every day. He played such a big part in helping to raise his two grandchildren, Brandon and Sam, who were the apple of his eye.
Survivors include: wife, Marie Hobbs of the home; stepsons, Ray and wife Betty Draughon of Clinton, Larry Draughon of Fayetteville and Tony Draughon of Clinton; grandchildren, Brandon Draughon, Sam Sutton and husband Johnathan; great-granddaughter, Skylynn Draughon of Clinton; brother Bill Hobbs and wife Susan of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Debbie Hobbs of Clinton; and one niece and four nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethany PFWB Church, 1068 Rackley Road, Clinton, NC 28328
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com.