Curtis Hobbs


Curtis Hobbs Obituary
Curtis Wayne Hobbs was born May 2, 1945 in Bakersfield to Russell Lee and Helen Jackson Hobbs. He left us March 31, 2015.
Survivors include his wife Carla, sons James Andrew and Rusty Allen and brothers-in-law Rick and Ronnie Callahan and Carl Carr; sister Sue Park and her husband Stan. Also surviving are four grandchildren, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and special family friend Samuel Mendez.
Curtis graduated from Bakersfield High Class of 1965. While in high school he worked for Sterling Market and later Hibbs Manufacturing before going to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad. He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 2010 after 40 years of service.A rail fan he had a rail related collection that included HO scale and other rail equipment together with a section of a train dispatcher's control panel that he donated to the Tehachapi Rail Museum. A guitar musician he formed a band, Curtis & The Rinky Dinks later renamed Curtis &The Catalinas that was together for 31 years. The name Catalinas was a reference to his Pontiac collection of around 30 cars from the 1950s through the 1960s.
Visitation will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. Friday April 10, 4 to 8 p.m. with a graveside service, Saturday April 11, 11 a.m.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 8, 2015
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