David Blake Hobbs (the man, the myth, the legend)
On Monday, May 3, 2021, David Blake Hobbs, beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather passed away too soon at the age of 67.
Dave was born on May 26, 1953 at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho to Gordon Alan Hobbs and Martha Jane Blake Hobbs (Bohenkamp).
Dave grew up in Plainfield, Indiana. He worked many years for Hobbs Nursery in Plainfield, Indiana and Monrovia Nursery in both Azusa and Woodlake, California.
Dave always had a love of life, people and plants. He enjoyed his many years working in the Nursery Industry as a Plant Craftsman from Indiana to California. His hobbies included camping, hiking and riding his motorcycle as well as gardening, reading, and a desire to always learn.
Dave is survived by his wife, Sally, daughters, Shanna Hobbs (Ivan), Valerie Cummings (Steven), and grandchildren, Vincent and Amelia Cummings.
Arrangements are by Smith Family Chapel of Exeter. Private services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to smithfamilychapel.com where you can also plant a tree in his memory or
in Lieu of flowers donations may also be sent to or online:
In Memory of David B. Hobbs to:
Kaweah Health Hospital Foundation
216 S. Johnson Street
Visalia, CA 93291
Tax ID 94-2675456
Make checks payable to Kaweah Health Hospital Foundation
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