T.W. Hobbs was born October 13, 1922, in Delhi, Oklahoma, to William and Sytha (Lakey) Hobbs. He passed away Friday, February 14, 2020, in Sayre, Oklahoma, at the age of 97 years, 4 months and 1 day.
After graduating from Delhi High School, TW farmed in Beckham County, Oklahoma, before attending Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and received a technical degree in heating and air conditioning, and immediately went to work for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Lawton, Oklahoma. TW married Helen Marie Miller of Springdale, Arkansas, on April 6, 1959. In 1970, TW contracted glaucoma which resulted in permanent total blindness. Always resourceful, he built cages and began a business of raising parakeets for the retail pet market.
TW committed his life to Christ at an early age and dedicated his life to serving the Lord. He freely gave of his resources in the furtherance of the Gospel by giving faithfully to missionaries serving around the world, and by establishing the TW Hobbs Scholarship to support missions-minded students at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. He was an active member of Sayre First Assembly for many years.
TW was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Sybel Clark, Ruby Dell Hobbs and Oleta Teague; and wife Helen. TW is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Rose Chapel, Sayre with Robert Lakey officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM at Rose Chapel, Sayre. Interment will be at Erick Cemetery.
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Services are under the direction of Rose Chapel, Sayre.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, Fairfield, TX 75840.
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