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William Calvin Hobbs, Jr., 71, Columbia, KY (1950-2022)

William Calvin Hobbs, Jr. of Columbia passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. He was 71 years old.

The funeral services for Mr. William Calvin Hobbs will be conducted at 11amCT on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home, 307 East Columbia Avenue, Greensburg, KY.

Graveside services, with full military honors, will be held at 1:30pmCT on Thursday at Bowling Green Gardens in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday at Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home.

Mr. William Calvin Hobbs, Jr., son of the late William C. Hobbs, Sr. and Juanita Jones Hobbs, was born on May 10, 1950 in Henryetta, Oklahoma.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.

Calvin served his country honorably in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.

He retired from the maintenance division of Scott Papers in Bowling Green and moved to Holmes Bend on Green River Lake. Calvin was known to be able to repair just about anything. He enjoyed troubleshooting and coming up with a solution. Calvin was an avid bass and crappie fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed living on the lake. He also enjoyed watching minor league baseball and all types of racing. He had a special companion in his dog, Dexter, who would often go with him to McDonald's for a treat.

Calvin is survived by his wife of 22 years, Suzanne Grant Hobbs of Columbia, having united in marriage on June 26, 1999.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Billy and Diana Hobbs of Texas; three daughters: Lisa Stofer of Maryland, Pam Hobbs of Arkansas and Jennielynn Bennett of Glasgow; nine grandchildren: Alyssa Hobbs, Chelsie Manning, Cameron Dempsey Stofer, Haylee Hobbs, Sierra Stearns, Zachery Stearns, Evan Likens, Henry Hobbs and Joseph Hobbs; one brother: Bobby Hobbs of Oklahoma; his father-in-law: Dr. Edward W. "Doc" Grant of Greensburg; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sherry and Terry Arnold of Columbia and Kerry and Kerrie Grant of Maryland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Calvin was preceded in death by one son, Mike Hobbs in 2011.

Pallbearers: Shad Grant, Jude Kingrey, Kevin Justice, Johnathon Vaughn, Aiden Grant, Evan Likens, Zachary Stearns and Kerry Grant

Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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William Calvin Hobbs, Jr., 71, Columbia, KY (1950-2022)

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