2017-09-14 / Obituaries

Wesley Eugene Hobbs

Funeral services for Wesley Hobbs, 70, of Lexington, Texas, were held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington with Rev. Jonathan Meyer officiating.

Wesley Eugene Hobbs was born on January 13, 1947 in Lexington, Texas to Elmer & Lois (Smith) Hobbs. He attended school in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 1965. He was baptized and confirmed on December 7, 1975 at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington by Rev. Robert Hartfield. Wesley was united in marriage to Helen Iselt on August 2, 1975, also at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington, by Rev. Robert Hartfield. Wesley served his country as a member of the National Guard. He worked as a pot room operator at Alcoa in Rockdale for 35 years. He was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church where he had served as an elder, trustee, usher, cemetery sexton, and mowed the lawn. Wesley enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, barbequing, and working his daily crossword puzzles and word jumbles. After retiring, Wesley enjoyed collecting antiques and going to garage sales. He always took good care of his family and cherished the time they were able to spend together, especially their annual trip to pick out their Christmas tree with the grandchildren.

Wesley passed away the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan following a battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Hobbs; his son, Mark “Bubba” Hobbs; his step-father, John Kubena and his parents-in-law, Ferman & Florine Iselt.

Wesley is survived by his wife, Helen Hobbs of Lexington; three daughters, Gail Langehennig & her fiancée, Chris Baker of Rockport, Laurie Hobbs of Lexington and Heidi Hobbs of Lexington; his mother, Lois Kubena of Lexington; three grandchildren, Blayne Hobbs of Lexington, Kaleigh Taizan & her husband, Jesse of Lexington and Khyler Langehennig of Lexington; three great grandchildren, Alexus and Rhyder Taizan both of Lexington and Rylie Hobbs of Waco; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah & Robert Huston of Florida and Pamela Hobbs & Mike McHenry of Caldwell; two brothers, Milton “Mike” Hobbs of Lexington and Jerry Hobbs & his wife, Cheryl of Stephenville; one step-sister, Jackie Mason & her husband, Mitch of Buckholts; two stepbrothers, Keith Kubena & his wife, Ginger of Dime Box and Billy Kubena & his wife, Melissa of Fayetteville; one sister-in-law, Delores Sullivan of Lexington; one brother-in-law, Ferman Iselt Jr. & his wife, Vickie of Giddings, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington, the Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center, the American Cancer Society, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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