Joseph Eugene Hobgood, 89, of Hickory, NC died Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Born June 16, 1929 in Granville, NC, he was the son of the late Joseph Wayne and Louise Parrott Hobgood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson E. Hobgood.
Mr. Hobgood was a WWII Veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Drexel Heritage Furniture and Jerry Francis Motor Sales.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Shirley; two sons, Roger and Richard; grandchildren, Amy and Dustin; great grandchildren, Kaylin Mae, Brie, and Rush; a niece, Shanna Hobgood Johnson (Brian); as well as many lifelong friends.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in the chapel of Bass-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Kiser officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends an hour prior to services from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Catawba County, PO Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603.