Daryl Jerome Hobbs was born January 6, 1934 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Born to Hazel and Clarence Hobbs, he spent his childhood in rural Iowa, later attending Iowa State and playing quarterback on the football team. He went on to receive his Master’s and PhD from Iowa State and married Louise Grismore of Corydon, Iowa in 1954. Together they had four children––Terry (Brigid), Denise (Kevin, deceased), Julie (Mark) and Mary. Louise preceded him in death in 1975. The family moved to Columbia, Missouri in 1964, where Dr. Hobbs continued his long academic career as professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri. Daryl married Vicki Byrd of Columbia, Missouri in 1977 and they had one daughter, Holly. Dr. Hobbs was a distinguished and respected professor who worked to empower rural communities throughout the world. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his mother, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and hundreds of former graduate students who, following his example, have helped to make the world a better place.
And hold the date––October 10, 2015––if you would like to share an afternoon picnic with family, friends, and colleagues of Daryl Hobbs
In lieu of a memorial, the gathering will feature food, fun, and lively discussion, the way Daryl would have wanted.
If you are able to attend, let Vicki know so that details can follow with directions, time, and parking instructions as the date nears. For out-of-towners be aware that this is Mizzou’s Homecoming, therefore hotel arrangements will need to be locked in quickly. Game time is not yet announced, but picnic times will accommodate those wishing to attend the game.
So that we can plan––and cook––for those who wish to attend, please let Vicki know (by October 5) the number in your group who will be coming.
And please feel free to share this invitation with others who may wish to join us.