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Harrison Woodrow Hobbs

HARRISON WOODROW "HARRY" HOBBS, 77 of Ona, W.Va., passed away Friday, July 31, 2020, at his residence. He was born July 29, 1943, in Charleston, W.Va., a son of the late Arthur Woodrow and Rosalee Workman Hobbs. Harry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served in the Vietnam War, a graduate of Marshall University, was owner of Barboursville Block Manufacturing and Barboursville Transfer. Harry had a genuine love of drag racing. He is survived by his loving wife, Paulette Taylor Hobbs; daughter, Angela Hobbs of Lewis Center, Ohio; son, Jeffrey Arthur Hobbs (Magan) of Milton; sister, Barbara Sue VanMeter (Elmer) of Lesage, W.Va.; grandchildren, Caleb Hobbs (Christa), Logan Hobbs and Dominick Crank; great-grandchildren, Kairi Hobbs, Kaiden Hobbs and Elijah Crank. Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace. In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorial contributions be made to https://fundraise.als.net/harryhobbs.

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