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Dr. Richard Troy Hobgood, JR

January 15, 1939 — December 9, 2022


Dr. Richard Troy Hobgood, JR, age 83, of Calhoun, passed away Friday December 9th in the Emory Decatur Hospital.


Richard was born January 15, 1939, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, son of the late Richard “Dick” Hobgood and Martha Woodruff Hobgood. He was a member of the St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Calhoun Rotary Club and the Historical Society. After graduating from Calhoun High School in 1956, he received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and his PhD. in chemistry from Emory University in five years graduating in 1961. He assumed a job in Wilmington, Delaware for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Corporation where he worked as a department manager and senior chemist until his retirement.  


He is survived by his brother, Jim Hobgood and his wife Jeanne of Calhoun; his niece, Pam Duckworth. His great niece, Lauren Duckworth and great nephew, Coleman Duckworth also survive. 


Private graveside services were conducted Friday December 16th in Fain Cemetery.


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