Ken is the devoted father of Kenneth Hobart of Limerick ME, Eileen and Jeff Irons of Lakeland, FL, Judy Hobart and Allan Gill of Nashua, NH, Donna and Bill Corral of Mt. Holly, NC, Denise and Daniel Kennedy of Mint Hill, NC, Dianne Millar of CT, dearest friend of Waltraud Silver, and loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, cherished son of the late William Hobart and Blanche (Lawson) Hobart. Predeceased by his sister Eileen Simpson. Ken is also survived by loving nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog, Carmen.
Ken was educated in Burlington. He was U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. Ken was a proud and passionate American. Upon returning from his tour in the Army, he worked as an automotive mechanic.
Once Ken retired, he enjoyed puttering in the yard, his family, traveling in his RV, working on engines, and flea markets. He especially loved the annual Flywheelers convention. He collected and built antique cars where his biggest accomplishment and pride was his 1923 Buick. He often quoted Henry Ford stating that “you can have any color you want as long as its black”. While traveling in his RV, he said he never got lost since all roads will lead somewhere.
At the family’s request, Funeral Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s name may be made to Good Sheppard Hospice, 115 S Missouri Avenue, Lakeland, FL, 33815 or The Humane Society of the United States, Gift Donations, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.