Rev. Charles Curtis Hobbs, 90, passed away June 20, 2019 in Marietta, GA after a lengthy illness. He was born December 16, 1928 in Bristol, Tennessee to Bess Bray Hobbs and Ernest J. Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs was a lifelong resident of East Tennessee, making his home in New Market with his beloved wife, Betty Lee King Hobbs. They raised two children, Rebekah Lynne and David Alan. Mr. Hobbs was talented in many areas. As a young man, his gift as a musician led him initially to plan a career as a conductor. However, while a student at Carson-Newman College, Mr. Hobbs realized God’s call to the Ministry. He received the M.Div. from Louisville Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Hobbs was happiest behind the pulpit of churches throughout East Tennessee, serving in the Ministry for 60 years. In addition, his love of literature and writing led him to pursue a M.A. degree from University of Tennessee. Mr. Hobbs served on the faculty of Carson-Newman College for over 25 years in the English department where he was beloved by many faculty and students. He was a great orator and used this gift in both his sermons and classroom lectures.
Rev. Hobbs was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Betty Lee King Hobbs; and his son, David Alan Hobbs.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rebekah (Becky) Lynne and Charles Maxwell of Marietta, Georgia; two grandsons, Andrew David McCown and wife Kelly Lynn of Orlando, Florida, and Adam Michael McCown and wife Hannah Marie of Cartersville, Georgia; six great-grandchildren Duke Curtis, Daphne Lynn, Drew Milton, Ryker Daniel, Bradley Elijah, and Barrett Micah.
Visitation is planned 3 – 4 p.m. Sunday June 30 in the chapel of Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m...
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the David Alan Hobbs Memorial Scholarship at Carson-Newman University, Advancement Office, P.O. Box 557, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home Jeff City