Randall Vernon Hobson, 61, of Grants Pass, Ore. passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Randy was born April 24, 1952 in Grants Pass to Vern and Carole Hobson. He was raised in Grants Pass and graduated from Grants Pass High School, class of 1970. From 1971 to 1973 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. On December 9, 1974 in Grants Pass he married Nancy E. Watt. He was formerly employed with Bentwood Furniture Company for 13 years. Randy was owner and operator of Hobson Construction for 20 years. He was a proud father and grandfather.
Randy was a 35 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He volunteered for Rogue Valley Humane Society.
Randy was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed gardening, landscaping, fishing, carpentry, reading, marksmanship, making jerky, volunteering, and helping others.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy E. Hobson of Grants Pass; children, Nancy K. Trahern (Keith) of Grants Pass, Ore., Nicole L. Kennedy (partner, Aldena Adame) of Medford, Ore., Natalie C. Hobson (Kevin Yockey) of Kelowna, B.C., Canada; father, Joseph Vernon Hobson (Imogene) of Gold Hill, Ore.; a sister, Vicki Jo Sumner (Marvin) of Baker City, Ore.; two brothers, Rodney A. Hobson (Heidi) and Richard O. Hobson (Rochelle) both of Medford, Ore.; and five grandchildren, Jaren R. Hobson, Kaleb D. Kennedy, Jonathan G. Plumlee, Deanna L. Plumlee and Ellie M. Trahern. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carole E. Hobson.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014 at Hull & Hull Chapel with a gathering to follow. Arrangements in care of Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rogue Valley Humane Society, PO Box 951, Grants Pass, OR 97528; or in person at 429 NW Scenic Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97526, 541-479-5154.