William L. Hobson, 1940-2019

AUSTINTOWN — William L. Hobson, 79, died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

William was born April 21, 1940, in Cleveland, a son of the late John and Evelyn (Gortz) Hobson.

William served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a machinery repairman at General Motors Lordstown Plant for more than 20 years, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of the Lake Milton American Legion No. 737 and enjoyed working on his 1939 Oldsmobile. He loved football, especially the Cleveland Browns, NASCAR and spending time with friends.

He leaves his children, Tasha (William) Dusenberry of Austintown, Martine (Ivan) Smith of New Bethlehem, Pa., Mitch (Christi) Nulph of Lebanon and Nicole Hall of Pittsburgh, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, with one on the way. William also leaves his brother, John Hobson of Strongsville.

His wife, the former Mary E. Bowser-Hall, whom he married in 1986, died Jan. 19, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Rhonda Nulph.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

Friends may call noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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