December 8, 1941 ~ August 31, 2020

Born in: Elkridge, MD
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Watts “Sam” Byerly Hobbs, Jr, 78, of Fletcher, died Tuesday, August 31, 2020 at Mission Hospital.

Born in Elkridge, MD, he was the husband of Carolyn (Carter) Hobbs of Fletcher, and the son of the late Watts B., Sr. and Irma (Spence) Hobbs.

He was a member of Arden Presbyterian Church, and was a career Master Sergeant in the US Air Force. Sam was in charge of Ground Operations for Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base for many years, under many different Presidents.

Sam will be mostly remembered as a devoted husband, father, and Christ-follower.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by two sons, Matthew Hobbs (Brenda) of Underwood, MN and David Hobbs of Fletcher; three grandchildren: Abigail, Tyler, and Logan Hobbs; a sister, Cheryl Parker; and a brother, William Hobbs.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. Carolyn and family, Mike and I were so sorry to hear of Sam’s death. You both have been in our prayers and you continue to be. He was a great friend and will be missed by us all.

  2. I first knew of Sam and Carolyn when they so very generously volunteered to watch little children and also do all the housework for young mothers at Arden Presbyterian Church. I had never heard of such a generous and wonderful way to support Christian families! They were both much loved by my grandchildren and many other children at our church.

  3. Dear Carolyn, We are sorry for your loss, and we are praying for you. Sam was a wonderful teacher and a kind man. We loved your care and generosity to all the young families at Arden Pres, and we are thankful for the love you both showered on us.

  4. Carolyn and family, We are heart broken to hear of Sam’s passing. Neta and I love you both and will miss Sam for a while but look forward to seeing him in the future. We are here for you and offer help anyway we can. We cherish your friendship very much.


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