Terry Lynn Hobgood, 62, of Madisonville, departed this life on Tuesday February 21, 2023 at Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville.
Terry was born May 20, 1960, a native of Madisonville, to the late James A. Hobgood and Ruby Mae Woodard Hobgood.
He attended Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Madisonville where he was baptized. He was employed with Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville, formerly Trover Foundation Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for over 43 years commencing on February 4, 1980 where he worked as a patient transport messenger and was promoted to Supervisor of the Messenger Transport Department until his retirement on January 26, 2023. In honor of his service, the hospital system established the Terry Hobgood Award which was recently awarded to a patient transport worker and also will plant a tree in his memory at Mahr Park in Madisonville.
He was a graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School.
Terry loved listening to music, dancing, cooking, singing, and hanging out on his front porch talking to family and friends. His best friends were Mada Logan, Chauna Anderson, Rita Baker, Diane Morris, Vivian Pettus, and Freddie Stafford. He was the most caring, supportive, kindest human being ever, well liked by everyone he met. He would go above and beyond for you without any expectations. He was loved and respected by many, many people. He was a bonus or second dad for some and voted favorite uncle by his nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Hobgood and Arthur L. Hobgood; and three sisters Sueada Stafford, Marcia Ann Hobgood, and Carol Poston.
He leaves behind to cherish his loving memories one son Tremaine Hobgood and God-son Webster Rice Jr. both of Madisonville; one daughter Tamara Hobgood Nelson of Madisonville; three brothers Jerry Hobgood (his twin) of Jonesboro, Georgia, Thomas (Molly) Hobgood and Marvin Hobgood both of Rochester, New York; three sisters, Paula Snorton of Balch Springs, Texas, Linda (Cornelius) Black of Rochester, New York, and Adell (Oliver) Wilkes of Madisonville; 7 grandchildren Tijah Hobgood, Seven Hobgood, Nahari Nelson, Etoyi Nelson Jr., Nieem Nelson, Asaiah Nelson, and Itai Nelson; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
His life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 4 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The Reverend Robert L. Cottoner will officiate.
Burial will be in Eastside Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Elliott-Bowles Mortuary in Madisonville is in charge of his professional services and arrangements.
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