Funeral services for Henry Grady Hobbs, 89, will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. William Bryant. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, January 2, 2013) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Henry was born May 1, 1923 in Sarepta and entered into rest Dec. 30, 2012 in Shreveport.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was city attorney for 18 years, which was just part of a legal career that spanned more than 60 years. This service was recognized by the Louisiana Bar Association in 2009. His generosity and care was exemplified by the fact that he furnished quarters without charge for UCAP and also without charge, office space for Special Olympics and YWCA Family Violence and YWCA Sexual Assault Programs. His endless and various service to the community of Minden was highlighted by his many years of involvement on the Webster Parish Library Board, including several years as President. This work included overseeing the construction of the new library. In addition, he served as director and secretary of the Board of Directors of Minden Bank and Trust Company. His community leadership also included board member and president of M-ARC, president of the Minden Jaycees; member and commander of the American Legion Post. These and many other activities culminated in Henry receiving the Minden Lions Club 2007 Man of the Year Award
His wife, Laulie Thibaut Hobbs; sister, Mildred Baker; and brother, Alvin Eugene Hobbs preceded him in death.
He is survived by his daughter Emily Pasquier of Shreveport; sons, Henry Grady Hobbs, Jr. of Austin, Texas, William Winship Hobbs of Shreveport and David Chancelor Hobbs of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Claude Pasquier IV and wife, Leigh of Shreveport, Laulie Clare Pasquier of Shreveport, Henry Grady Hobbs III of Austin, Texas, and Sallie Ann Hobbs of Austin, Texas.
Pallbearers will be sons, grandsons, and son-in-law; Henry Grady Hobbs, Jr, William Winship Hobbs, David C. Hobbs, Claude Pasquier IV, Henry Grady Hobbs III and Claude Pasquier III.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to M-ARC or a charity of choice.