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Bill Ferguson


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Milton, FL USA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2024 12:17 pm    
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I just got a call letting me know that our friend and super picker Wayne Hobbs passed away today after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Please keep his family in your prayers.
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Tony Rankin


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Land O’ Lakes, FL
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2024 1:14 pm    
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Bill Ferguson got it right! Wayne was a super picker and he was a super person...one of the finest men I have ever known. He was a wonderful friend and he will be sorely missed.
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2024 3:33 pm    
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May his memory be a blessing. Sympathies to this friends and family.
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Dale Thompson

 

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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2024 1:52 am    
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A great player and a great person. R.I.P Wayne.
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Junior Knight


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Post  Posted 11 Jun 2024 2:20 pm    
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Oh no.. go rest high on that mountain my dear friend, you have earned it..😞
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Ron Lykins

 

From:
Willard,Oh USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2024 3:09 am     Wayne Hobbs
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Wow, I was totally shocked to hear of Wayne's passing. I just text him a week ago and didn't a reply. I had no idea he was sick. Wayne told me lots of stories about his playing with Marty Robbins and rooming with Paul Franklin in there early years. For the last few years he never used any effects. He got a great sound. I still have a bottle of his Sticky Picks. I will miss watching him play & talking with him. God bless him and his family.
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Dave Mudgett


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Central Pennsylvania and Gallatin, Tennessee
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2024 11:26 am    
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William Gothard wrote:
Wayne was a friend and lived in New Carlisle, OH around the corner from my mother. Here is Wayne’s obituary:

George Wayne Hobbs, known as Wayne, 72, of New Carlisle, Ohio went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2024, surrounded by loved ones at home. He was born on September 28, 1951, in Coeburn, Virginia to the late George “Red” & Gladys Hobbs. Work brought his family to New Carlisle and Wayne later graduated from Tecumseh High School, class of 1969. His two passions in his early years were baseball and music. He played in a band, Piecemen, with his dad and brother Jim in the area. Wayne chose to pursue a career in music playing the steel guitar, right out of High School and never looked back. In his over 50 years as a musician, he has played with, Connie Smith, Barbara Mandrell, Don Hoe, The Forester Sisters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Anderson, Marty Robbins, on Hee Haw, and at The Grand Ole Opry, and for presidents, Gerald Ford & George H.W. Bush, and many others. He recorded Time Piece on the Wall, and Desert of Love in 1963, which you can hear on YouTube. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, horseback riding, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Wayne was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Wayne will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Terry Hobbs; children Gary Hobbs-Witte, Gina Hobbs-Witte, Joshua Baumann (Lasha) & Michael Cottle (Shanda); siblings Robert Hobbs, James Hobbs (Barbara) & Margaret Holloway (Ed); grandchildren, Cammi, Abbi & Peyton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Along with his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by his grandson Rylan & infant sister Betty Ann Hobbs. He will always be remembered for greeting everyone with and smile on his face and a warm hug. Visitation will be held at Crossroads Baptist Church, 9903 W. National Rd., New Carlisle, on Tuesday, visitation from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm with the memorial service to follow at 6:00 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be made at trostelchapman.com
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Ron Funk

 

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Ballwin, Missouri
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2024 2:50 pm    
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Saddened to become aware of this terrible news.

Wayne Hobbs performed at the Mt Vernon IL show a few years ago and knocked me out with his personal charisma, stage presence, excellent technique & tone, and choice of materials not typically heard at Steel Guitar Shows.

Sympathies to Family and Friends
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