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Mr. Maurice Hobson Sr., 95, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood. He was born in Seymour Indiana on Oct. 12, 1922, a son of the late James Buck Hobson and Margarite (Osher) Hobson.
He lived in Seymour until entering the service. Maurice served during WWII in the United States Navy and spent six years on the high seas. He graduated from high school in Indianapolis following discharge from the service. In 1953 he moved to Boone County.
On Dec. 7, 1942, he was married to Donna Darlene (Hamilton) Hobson at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Indianapolis; she survives.
Maurice retired in 1978 from Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis after 31 years as an Aircraft Sheet Metal Modification Technician in Plant 10.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the American Legion in Whitestown, Post 410. He was also a member the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 67 in Indianapolis (Wilderness Field), National Experimental Aircraft Association out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in Indianapolis, Cessna 170 Association, Aero Club of Indianapolis and the Indiana Sheriffs Association. He loved flying, working on airplanes, fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his brother, Ralph James Hobson of Plainfield; children, Maurice Hobson, Jr., of Lebanon, Kenneth (Julia) Hobson of Zionsville and Debbie (Shawn) Shepler of Dunlop, Tennessee; grandchildren, Christy L. Meck, Kimberly L. Moore, Paul Walker, Bryon Walker and Joshua Hobson; two step-grandchildren, Ted Boling and Brandy Boling. In addition to his parents, Maurice was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Jacks.
Visitation is planned from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the church in Lebanon. Private Entombment with military rites will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Indiana. Myers Mortuary in Lebanon is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 319 E. South St., PO Box 309, Lebanon, Indiana 46052 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences: www.myersmortuary.com
Published on December 22, 2017
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