Hobart Graydon “Hobie” Everson

Hobart Graydon “Hobie” Everson, 92, formerly of Bemus Point, passed away early in the morning hours of Jan. 29, 2014.

Hobart was born May 14, 1921, in Barbour County, W.Va., the seventh of eight children born to Alice Daughtery and James Everson. He attended Belington High School, Fairmont State College and Ohio University. He met the love of his life, Myrtle Louise “Betty” Moats, and they married on July 21, 1943. They celebrated 62 wonderful years together. Betty went to see our Savior and wait for her “Hobie,” Aug. 5, 2005.

Together Hobie and Betty had three children: Patricia Elaine, who preceded her parents in death, Karen Dawn Scott and husband Robert of Garland, Texas, and a son, James David and wife Janet of Mesquite, Texas; six grandchildren: Shannon and wife Tamson Scott, Chris and wife April Scott, Andrew and wife Kayla Everson, and Adam, Alexa and Addie Everson; and two great-grandsons: Riley and Buddy Scott.

Hobie, as he was affectionately known, taught at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School for 27 years.

He was a much-beloved teacher as evident from all the sweet comments left on his Facebook page by former students. After retiring from teaching, Betty and Hobart moved to Hot Springs, Ark., where they lived until 2005.

He was an active member of the Jamestown Church of Christ, Jamestown, N.Y., Central Church of Christ, Hot Springs, Ark., and Campbell Road Church of Christ, Garland, Texas. He loved reading his Bible, traveling with his Betty, and Gene and Lois Norris, playing guitar, writing songs, fishing in Canada, hunting, making duck decoys, doing crossword puzzles, reciting Rindercella, and watching “Jeopardy!” Most of all he loved telling stories – so much that he authored an autobiography – and being with his “Betty.”

E-condolences can be left on Hobie’s Facebook page. In lieu of flowers Hobie would ask you to study your Bible, take your family to worship and show Jesus to a child.