Harold Hobson, 91, Sheridan, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 24, 2019 at Wellbrooke of Westfield. Born May 8, 1927 in Clarksville, Ind., he was the son of the late Alva K. and Minnie (Johnson) Hobson.

He attended Jackson Central H.S. but was not able to graduate with his class, having left school during his senior year to enlist in the military. Fortunately, he was able to complete his graduation requirements and receive his diploma while serving his country during WWII.

He began his service with the U.S. Army Air Forces, formerly known as the U.S. Army Air Corps, before being reassigned to serve in the newly created U.S. Air Force. Mr. Hobson was very proud and humbled that he, along with his five brothers, were all able to serve.

Not too long after returning home (just a little more than a year to be more specific), he, along with his brother Harley, eloped to Arkansas with two sisters, Norma and Martha Baird, leaving as siblings and returning as in-laws.So it was that on Oct. 9, 1950, he and Norma Janiece (Baird) Hobson were married. Through 68 years of marriage, the foursome never ruined a family get-together with bickering or sibling squabbles.

Almost everything in his life was centered around family. He loved going fishing and playing golf with his sons. He never let them forget about the time he sank a hole-in-one during his first time playing a round of golf, and he was always eager to share the story with those who hadn’t yet heard it.

During his younger years, he worked for Stewart Warner and Cincinnati Galvanizing Co., as well as Hightshue Brothers Grain Elevator in Sheridan. In 1973 he would go to work for United Feeds in Sheridan and remained with the company for many years as a supervisor for the truck drivers. Known to coworkers as "High Pockets" or "The Big Man" (due to his tall stature), in 1992 he retired, affording he and Mrs. Hobson the time to do more of the things they enjoyed - and first on that list was traveling. They loved heading out with their favorite couple, Harley and Martha. Food was usually involved at some point along the way, and Bob Evans was a popular spot, unless someone was fixing up a helping of fried green tomatoes or just about anything smothered in tomato gravy. He loved to pick on Martha, and everybody enjoyed giving it right back to him. They frequently reminded Harold of the time that he took Harley for a ride in his pride and joy, his new Model T Ford, and somehow ended up ejecting Harley from the car and into a ditch full of poison ivy.

Mr. Hobson was a devout Christian and a member of the Baker's Corner Wesleyan Church and a life member of the K.V. Elliott American Legion Post 67 of Sheridan.

Survivors include the love of his life, Norma; three sons, Stephen Allen (Joyce) Hobson of Sheridan, Gerald Wayne "Jerry" (Anita) Hobson of Arcadia, and Charles David "Chuck" Hobson of Fishers; seven grandchildren, Mark (Joy) Hobson, Eric (Theresa) Hobson, Susan (David) Steward, Vanessa (Donovan) Moistner, Robert (Tiffany) Hobson, Melissa Hobson, and Charles (Cindy) Hobson, Jr.; 17 great-grandchildren, Lora Hobson, Abbie Hobson, Koia Campbell, Brettin Campbell, Melissa Teague, Makayla Teague, Kyra Steward, Ethan Moistner, Abby Moistner, Zeke Hobson, Everly Hobson, Matthew Bowman, Brianna Basler, Austin Basler, Hailey Hobson, Reed Hobson and Alex Hobson; his great-great grandchild, Brantley Bowman; and by his brother, Harley W. (Martha) Hobson of Zionsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Peggy Darlene Hobson; a sister, Mary Mendenhall; four brothers, Allison, Raymond, Carl and Frank Hobson; and by his childhood best friend, Napoleon.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Burial with military honors will follow at Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan. The Rev. Max Kingsolver will be officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be presented to the American Cancer Society in memory of Harold's daughter, Peggy Darlene Hobson.