October 30, 2021, 72, Goldsboro –
Rev. Dock Hobbs, 72, completed his journey of labor to rest in his everlasting home on Saturday, October 30, 2021, to the welcoming words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Dock was born in Wayne County to the late Hubert S. Hobbs and Pearline Sutton Hobbs on July 10, 1949. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janie Starling.
Fulfilling the call to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Dock spent over 40 years shepherding congregations and in denominational leadership. Eager to study and prepare for the life of service into which he was called, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Heritage Bible College and went on to pursue a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern University. He served the congregations of Antioch PFWB Church in Erwin, Grace Community Church in Garner, North Haven P.F.W.B. Church in Raleigh, and Free Chapel P.F.W.B. Church in Goldsboro. He continued his life of service at the PFWB Church Headquarters in Dunn, serving for 18 years as World Witness Director, and then as regional director for 3 years.
With a genuine spirit, Dock shared the love of Christ with all those he met. Whether family or stranger, Dock loved them all and all loved Dock. In him, you would easily find a generous friend. First and foremost in his life was his relationship with his Lord and Savior. Secondly came his relationship with his wife, Connie, whom he loved as Christ loves the church. His love and care for all of his family was a top priority, and each one knew of his deep devotion to them.
With the current COVID crisis, the family has chosen to not have a formal visitation. Those wishing to express condolences to the family may share them on the website of Seymour Funeral Home or by sending a card. A service to celebrate Dock’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in the sanctuary of the Pikeville Church, 336 Nahunta Road, Pikeville. Attendees are asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. The celebration service will be live streamed on Tuesday evening by going to the website of The Pikeville Church (www.pikevillechurch.com). Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, in Pikeville Cemetery.
Dock is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie Edwards Hobbs; daughter, Kelley Ridgle and husband James of Goldsboro; sons, Chris Hobbs and wife Jamie of Fuquay Varina and Curtis Hobbs and wife Sharen of Goldsboro; twin brother, Scott Hobbs of Goldsboro; brothers, Jim Honrine of Atlanta, GA, Glen Honrine of Florida and Mike Hobbs of Mount Olive; and his beloved grandchildren, Alana Hobbs, Holden Ridgle, Kristen Ridgle, Kaitlyn Ridgle, Jonathan Ridgle, Josiah Ridgle, Jace Ridgle, Pearl Tovar-Hobbs, Winston Tovar-Hobbs, and Shiloh Dock Hobbs.
Memorials may be given in Dock’s memory to the World Witness Department of the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1568, Dunn, NC 28335.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.