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Silver Taps Notification

Eugene "Hobart" Fatheree '52 August 20, 2020 11:14 AM updated: August 20, 2020 11:49 AM

Eugene Hobart Fatheree (Hobie)

September 2, 1930 - June 8, 2020

Service: Hobart’s life will be celebrated at a later date at the DFW National Cemetery with family and friends.

Memorials may be made to:
Union Gospel Mission, 1321 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
St. Gabriel’s Hospice, 1313 College Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76103

Eugene Hobart Fatheree (Hobie) went to Heaven to join his Savior Jesus in the morning of June 8, 2020.

Hobie was born on September 2, 1930 in Pampa, Texas to his parents Laura Prescott Hobart and Clyde Fields Fatheree. Hobie grew up in Pampa where he graduated High School in 1948. He attended his beloved Texas A&M University where he was in the Corps of Cadets, becoming the Battalion Commander of C Battery Field Artillery his senior year. He graduated in May of 1952 as a Commissioned Second Lieutenant. He was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Chaffee, Arkansas before being deployed to the Korean War Zone. He arrived in Korea in February of 1953 and was assigned to the 57th Field Artillery Battalion as a forward observer. Hobie was sent to the 38th Parallel, was engaged in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star.

Hobie returned home in May of 1954 where he married his sweetheart Ann Sidwell. They raised four children, two sets of twins.

Hobie and Ann branched out, away from the Panhandle after their nest was empty, living in Dallas, San Antonio, and spending their last years in Fort Worth.

Hobie taught his children how to love, laugh, forgive, and be affectionate. He prayed over each family member daily and taught us to love the Lord. He enjoyed gardening, walking his dogs, the Republican Party, and his Bible Church, sending devotionals by mail to various family members. He was disciplined due to his military training and always looked clean, crisp, and spiffy. He had a clever wit and fantastic sense of humor and gave those he loved a nickname.

Hobie is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Warren and David, and his great granddaughter Israel Wright.

His remaining loved ones include his wife of 66 years, Ann, his children Sarah Ann Jarrett and her husband John, Timothy Hobart Fatheree and his wife Sue; Millicent Fatheree Bennett and her husband Bill; Matthew Sidwell Fatheree and his wife Lori. Other loved ones include his grandchildren Clint Jarrett, Jennifer Shepard, Neely Shenloogian, Rebecca Weathersby, Claire Wright, Zach Jarrett, Hunter Fatheree, Sarah Marchman and Allie Marchman, and their respective spouses, including 16 great grandchildren.

Special thanks to his caregivers Liz, Samantha, Katie, Cathy, Anicia and Ify.

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