Douglas ‘D.D.’ Hobbs (with photo)

Dec. 28, 1948 –

Aug. 8, 2013

 Douglas “D.D.” Hobbs, 64, of Midlothian passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Midlothian. He was born Dec. 28, 1948 in Greenville, Texas to Claude Roy and Freda Haynes Hobbs.

D.D. was a loving husband of 38 years to Peggy, a dedicated father to his three children and a fun loving “Pop” to his four grandchildren. He spent six years in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and then joined H&R Plumbing, the family owned plumbing, heating and air conditioning business in Greenville, Texas. He moved on to become the Assistant Director of Facilities Services with the Irving ISD, where he worked for more than 24 years. 

D.D. was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time at his weekend home in Fairfield, Texas, where future generations will continue to enjoy the home he built. He can best be described by his friends and family as a selfless, humble, family-centered man. He will be dearly missed by his family and everyone who knew him and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Hobbs of Midlothian; son and daughter-in-law:  Zachary and Susan Hobbs of Forney, Texas; two daughters, Holly and Adam Henderson of Prosper, Texas, and Whitney Hobbs of Cedar Hill; two brothers and sisters-in-laws, Tommy and Janet Hobbs of Bertram, Texas and Ronny and Cindy Hobbs of Greenville, Texas; four grandchildren, Andrew and Katherine Hobbs and Tyler and Emily Henderson; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

D.D. was preceded in death by his father, Claude Hobbs, in 2001.

A memorial service to celebrate his life is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie with the Rev. Eric Douglas officiating.

Visitation with the family is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.