The Service of Remembrance for Mr. George T. "Ted" Hobbs, age 61, of Lecanto, Florida, will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to either VFW Post 8713, 1681 E. Jefferson Street, Brooksville, FL, 34601 or any veterans organizations. Gathering for fellowship at Post 8713 will follow the service at 1 pm. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Ted was born May 3, 1960 in Tampa, FL, son of George Allen Hobbs and Cherokee Owens Lampp. He passed away peacefully in the morning on September 13, 2021 in Brooksville, FL.
Mr. Hobbs served and retired from the US Navy and served during Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait in the Persian Gulf. In 1998 Ted moved to Lecanto, after retirement from Key West Florida. He was a life member of VFW Post 8713 located in Brooksville, FL., the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4272 in Homosassa, FL., and the NRA. Ted loved to ride motorcycles and he was also a motorcycle safety instructor while on active duty. He also enjoyed collecting firearms and teaching others the proper way to handle and use them given he was raised around them with his stepfather James H. Lampp, being a Hillsborough county sheriff's deputy for 22 years. In addition Ted enjoyed ranching and was both a Master Scuba Diver and instructor.
Ted is survived by his wife, Karen Hoffman of Lecanto, FL, son, Theodore "Teddy" Tarou Hobbs of Lecanto, FL, daughters, Haley Hoffman of Lafayette, CO, and Courtney Hoffman of Daytona, FL., father George Hobbs and his wife Rita of Valrico, FL, mother, Cherokee Owens Lampp of Lake City, FL, brothers, Scott Lightsey and his wife Debbie of Destin, FL, Glenn Lampp and his wife Patty of Lithia, FL, Wayne Lampp and his wife Yvette of Lithia, FL, James Lampp and his wife Veronica Lampp of Brandon, FL, Wade Hobbs and his wife Barbara Hobbs of Lithia, FL, and Trent Hobbs and his wife Julie of Dover, FL, sisters, Laura Hunter-Null and her husband Mike of Lake City, FL, Lisa Seay of Tallahassee, FL, and Stacy Franzen and her husband Kyle Franzen of VA, and 13 nieces, 11 nephews and many, many friends.
He will be missed dearly by everyone that knew him and the many lives he has touched along the way. GBNF, Fair Winds and Following Seas Brother, AMH1 Hobbs. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Sep. 17, 2021.