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May 20, 1943 July 27, 2020
May 20, 1943 -- July 27, 2020

William Chandos Hobson III

William Chandos Hobson III May 20, 1943 –July 27, 2020 William lost his battle with cancer on July 27, 2020 at his home in Rockett, Texas. He was surrounded by his sons Richard and David, future daughter-in-law Roxanne, and his grandson Bubba. William was born in San Diego, California to his mother Dorothy Flanagan Hobson and father William C Hobson, Jr. where his father was stationed in the Navy. He grew up in Fort Worth and attended Carter-Riverside High School. He is preceded in death by his father, William Jr. of Fort Worth and his younger brother Jonathan S. Hobson of Perrin. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan Hobson, and his 93 year old mother Dorothy Hensel and two sisters Mary Roberts and husband Tim of Oklahoma City, and Chanda Harville and her husband Bruce of Fort Worth.. He also left behind his three sons, Brian McVickers, father of granddaughters Stephanie and Ashlie McVickers, and great grandson Gavin Moreno, Richard McVickers father of grandson Triston, and David Hobson father of grandson David, Jr (Bubba) and granddaughter Jayden. David, his fiancée Roxanne Lummus, and Bubba all reside in the home in Rockett, and all were loving caregivers during William's illness along with his wife Susan. William was known by Bill, Sonny or Papa to all who knew and loved him. After graduation he proudly served in the army in Korea near the end of the Korean War. After the service he graduated from TCU, getting his Bachelor of Arts degree in May of 1974. He was a very talented artist and worked for 18 years at Bell Helicopter as an illustrator, then became an instructor at the Art Institute of Dallas where he worked for 25 years until he retired in September of 2018. While working full time at both Bell and AID, he made time to attend Texas Women's University in Denton and earned his master's degree in Art History. William was a man of few needs. He suffered a lot during the last few years of his life, but he bravely fought those battles. He always had a smile on his face and never spoke a bad word about anyone. He loved his home, family and friends in Rockett and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the back patio admiring the yard that he and his Son created while playing with his dog Max. A memorial and celebration of life Event will be held at 6PM on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 @ Arrowwood Events, 545 Loma Linda Rd, Palmer, Tx 75152