Carnal Hobson Sr.

Carnal Hobson Sr. of Riverhead died May 22. He was 84.

He was born in Riverhead May 5, 1935, to Annie (Hughes) and Daniel Hobson.

Mr. Hobson attended Riverhead High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. He married Bertha L. Van Slyke in Center Moriches in 1955.

Mr. Hobson made a career as a rigger at Brookhaven National Laboratory and was a past president of IBEW. He was a member of Tyre Lodge Chapter 62 and was a fan of the Mets, Jets and Knicks.

Predeceased by his wife in 1997, he is survived by his children Deborah Kerr, Vivian Hobson, Constance Hobson, Brian Hobson and Evelyn Hobson-Womack, all of Riverhead, and Carnal Hobson Jr. of Virginia; his sisters, Betty Scott and Annie Jackson, both of Riverhead; 10 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

Visitors will be received Thursday, May 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Riverhead. A funeral service will take place at the church Friday, May 31, at 11 a.m., followed by interment with military honors at Calverton National Cemetery.

McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home of Riverhead assisted the family.

This is a paid notice.