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Larry G. Hoobler
A funeral service was held on Monday at Turlock Funeral Home for Larry George Hoobler, 64, of Ceres. He died peacefully on Aug. 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

Born Oct. 25, 1947 in Belleville, Kansas to Noble and Enid (Strnad) Hoobler, Larry moved to Salinas as a child where he graduated from North Salinas High Class in 1966. He joined the Navy serving in the Vietnam War. He married Janice Manning Hoobler and moved to Ceres. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family in Hawaii, which he considered his second home. His love of cooking, sharing recipes and barbequing for friends and the community were his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed reading, watching baseball and football, camping and fishing with his grandchildren. After serving his country, Larry opened a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Salinas and later worked for Mission Linen Supply in Salinas and Modesto. After retirement, he worked at Nob Hill Foods in Livermore. He was a proud member of the VFW, Moose Lodge, American Legion, Cooties and Clampers.

He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Janice Hoobler of Ceres; his children, Brian Hoobler of Kona, Hawaii, Suzanne Navarro of Salinas, Hal Robinson of Anderson, Christy Casey of Hilmar and Amy Robinson-Acton; his brothers, Bob Hoobler of Glendale, Ariz., and Bruce Hoobler of Rohnert Park; his sisters, Leigh Searson of Salinas, and Ronnie Hartman of Antelope; and 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Brooke Nichole Hoobler.

Remembrances may be sent in his name to the Pitman High School Baseball or Hilmar High School Football.

-Ceres Courier/ August 22, 2012