John R. ‘Johnny’ Hobbs, 95, loved fishing with his Sandbridge Fishing Club buddies

John R. ‘Johnny’ Hobbs

John R. “Johnny” Hobbs, 95, died Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was born in Four Oaks, North Carolina, the son of the late John E. Hobbs and Irene J. Hobbs.

Johhny was a member of Tabernacle UMC in Virginia Beach. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre, winning many service awards.

Johnny was very active in coaching youth league football and Babe Ruth League baseball. He was a NASCAR fan and avid surf fisherman. He really enjoyed fishing with his Sandbridge Fishing Club members, Al Via, Fred Sharkey and Jim “Last Cast” Babick.

Johnny retired from White-Westinghouse Co. and was awarded the “White-Westinghouse Leadership Award” for 44 years of service. He was a regional sales manager and won his company’s first prestigious Summit Award in 1988 for outstanding market achievement and sales leadership. He had many friends among his fellow employees and appliance dealers.

Johnny was preceded in death by his first wife, Leona Hobbs; and son, Johnny Hobbs Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Hobbs; daughter, Brenda Woods, and her husband, Michael; son, Jimmy Hobbs; grandchildren, Sheri, Christopher and Laura Ashley, and her husband, Matthew; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Addie and Callie; stepdaughter, Leigh Scott, and her husband, Charles, and their son, Jordon.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 20, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Davis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabernacle UMC, 1265 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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