Gerald D. “Jerry” Hobart, 72, of Belle Center, passed away suddenly, on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at his residence.
A devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, Jerry was an “Old Hippie” that always had a smile on his face and laughter surrounding him. Quite the collector, he especially enjoyed collecting marbles and buttons. He also enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, but most all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked as a truck driver most of his life and retired from International Paper in Kenton.
Born September 5, 1949 in Columbus, he was the son of the late Thomas Hobart and Christine (Randall) Cremeans. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Tom McNelly and Robert Hobart.
On December 31, 1976 in Caldwell, he married his wife of nearly 45 years, Diane (Carpenter) Hobart and she survives in Belle Center. He is also survived by his children, Jeremy (Joann) Hobart of Marysville, Jayme (Lucas) Cummins of Huntsville and Jacob (Brandie) Hobart of Huntsville; grandsons, Brayden Hobart and Eli Cummins; sisters, Mary (John) Moran of Bellefontaine and Wuanna Brown of Caldwell; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friend, Curt Frazier.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Kris Langstaff will officiate and burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, West Liberty. Friends may call prior to the service on Monday from 12:00-2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com