Larry Thomas Hobson
November 10, 1939 – June 19, 2014
His journey through life started in Colfax, Indiana as he was born to Raymond and Dolores Hobson. He attended Hawthorne High School, Paris, Texas Jr. College, joined the army during the Korean Conflict, and finally Wichita State playing football everywhere he went. He played a season with the Montreal Rifles in the Canadian Football League. Larry met his wife, Gail Hobson, his high school sweetheart of 54 years and started on the loading docks in the trucking industry in Southern California where he learned the industry and moved his way up. He later moved to Fresno where he stated a successful trucking company, Great American Transport. Larry retired and moved to South Lake Tahoe to be near his grandchildren.
He was very generous with his success, taking care of not only his employees, whom he was always grateful for their hard work, but many organizations that benefitted our youth. He spent many years coaching youth sports. In his later years, he was always at his grandchildren’s events with his video camera. He stayed up many a late night to make copies to give to all the parents.
Larry was preceded in death by his daughter Lesia, and is survived by his wife Gail, son Larry and daughter in law Linda Hobson, grandchildren Marcos Ramirez, Dolores Ramirez, Johnny Ramirez, and Griffin Hobson, all of South Lake Tahoe, great grandchildren Cheyanne Holland and Joel Gomez, Jr. also of South Lake Tahoe, Savannah Domminick Ramirez of Oklahoma City and Brandon Cruz of Carson City.
Besides his family, his passion in life was golfing, skiing, fishing and camping. He never met a golf course he didn’t like. Larry enjoyed all sports, and went to many events throughout his life, but the only team he regularly rooted for was the Fresno State Bulldogs. He was deeply touched by the outpouring of support during his battle with cancer. His family would like to thank all the people who helped keep his spirits up. He lived a full life, and his impact was felt wherever he went.
At his request, there will be no services or memorial. He has requested that donations be made to the Erdheim-Chester Disease Global Alliance, P.O. Box 775, Deridder, LA 70634 or So. Lake Tahoe Quarterback Club, P.O. Box 1001, So. Lake Tahoe, Ca 96158