Franklin Wayne Hobbs Obituary

Franklin Wayne Hobbs, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas died November 5, 2021 at the Green House Cottages in Mena surrounded by his loving children. He was born on Sunday, January 05, 1936 to Grover Cleveland Hobbs and Hattie Jane Steele in Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma.

Franklin Wayne was united in marriage to his loving wife, Mary Lou Hobbs for 53 years. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Oklahoma City University in 1975. Franklin spent 26 of his years serving the United States Air Force with one year of that being in Vietnam. In addition to his dedication to the United States Air Force, Franklin was also a rancher and an attorney, but most of all he was a lifelong preacher and teacher of Christ. He was a man of faith and lovingly served his Lord. Franklin was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Mary Lou Bates; eleven siblings; and one grandson, Eric Hobbs.

Franklin Wayne is survived by one son, David Wayne Hobbs and wife, Darla, of Del City, Oklahoma; three daughters, Evelyn Marie Donica and husband, David, of Hatfield, Arkansas; Lou Ann Fox and husband, Ken, of Arlington, Texas; and Charlene Denise Morgan and husband, Bill, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren, Ethan Edwards and wife, Corey; Elizabeth Abshere and husband, Joshua; Ben Eden and wife, Courtney; Andrea Ferguson and husband, Rick; Brenda Iwuagwu and husband, Desmond; Amanda Ames; Nicole Casey and husband, Michael; Shelby Ribble and husband, Don; Candice Frederick and husband, Tommy; Stephanie Kibler; Rachel McBae; Sara Miller; and David Riley Donica and wife, Katie; thirty great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the First Christian Church, 1010 Port Arthur Ave., Mena, AR, at 2:00 P.M. with Gary Garrett officiating. Cremation services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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11-8-21 10:13 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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