In memoriam: David Blake Hobbs

In memoriam: David Blake Hobbs
David Blake Hobbs

A remembrance by Rick Haggard

Dave served as President of the Indianapolis Landscape Association in 1994 and 1995. I will miss Dave not only as a colleague, but as a friend as well. Many are not aware of this, but I had thought about leaving Hobbs in 1993, to possible other “greener pastures” as so many others do nowadays. Dave took time after work to meet with me and came into the office. I will never forget the extremely brief, but very thought-provoking chat we had. In the very few words he said, it only took a moment to reflect on what opportunities where available to me. His last words were something to the effect of “you can do what you feel is best for you, money is not everything, but the opportunities before you will define who you are and will make you proud”. WOW!! I guess now many of you know how the talk turned out, even better than I would or could have dreamed or imagined.

With condolences and prayers to his beautiful wife Sally and two beautiful daughters, Valerie and Shanna.

Obituary for David B. Hobbs

On Monday, May 3, 2021, David Blake Hobbs, beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather passed away too soon at the age of 67. Dave was born on May 26, 1953 at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho to Gordon Alan Hobbs and Martha Jane Blake Hobbs (Bohenkamp).

Dave grew up in Plainfield, Indiana. He worked many years for Hobbs Nursery in Plainfield, Indiana and Monrovia Nursery in both Azusa and Woodlake, California. Dave always had a love of life, people and plants. He enjoyed his many years working in the Nursery Industry as a Plant Craftsman from Indiana to California. His hobbies included camping, hiking and riding his motorcycle as well as gardening, reading, and a desire to always learn.

Dave is survived by his wife, Sally, daughters, Shanna Hobbs (Ivan), Valerie Cummings (Steven), and grandchildren, Vincent and Amelia Cummings.

Arrangements are by Smith Family Chapel in Exeter, CA. Private services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to where you can also plant a tree or in Lieu of flowers donations may also be sent to or online in memory of David B. Hobbs to:
Kaweah Health Hospital Foundation
216 S. Johnson Street
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 624-2359.
Tax ID 94-2675456
Make checks payable to: Kaweah Health Hospital Foundation