Hobart “Hobie” David Erickson, Sr., 95, of Donalds, SC, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Greenwood, SC.
Born on January 31, 1927, in Newark, NJ; Hobie was married to Lois Erickson for 49 years. He was a member of Hodges United Methodist Church, retired from Lakeland Bus Lines and an avid golfer.
A Veteran of the US Army serving in WWII, Hobie was a former chief of the Denville Fire Department in NJ, a member the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association, former chief of the Donald’s Fire Department and a member of the Abbeville County Fire Commission as well as many other fire associations. He was the oldest active firefighter in SC with a total service of 65 ½ years.
In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by his children at heart: Walter G. Bunnell (Bonnie) and Linda Bunnell; four nephews: Rev. Mark Smith, Greg Smith, Rev. Grant Smith and Joe Heredia; grandchildren: Lynn Poschke, Jessica Hynson, Kimberly Bunnell, Jennifer Spurr, and many other beloved grandchildren out of state; as well as numerous great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his son: Hobart Erickson Jr and three sisters.