Wallace “Pete” O’Neal Hobdy, 78, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at home. Pete was born in Mt. Dora, Florida, the son of the late Brady Lee Hobdy and Lovella Bracken.
Pete worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Citrus Industry for Davis Grove Services before retiring. He was a hard-working man, a good friend and a loving father and grandfather.
Pete is survived by five children: Melissa Bachorik and husband Ed of New York, Mark Hobdy and wife Faye of Ocoee, Florida, Marnita Connley of Groveland, Florida, Michelle Hutto of Lake Placid, Florida, and Meredith Lewis and husband Randy of Clermont, Florida; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gail Socash of Pennsylvania, Linda Linzey of Ocoee, Florida; and one brother, Ronald Hobdy and wife Peggy of Ocoee, Florida.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1208 E. Story Road, Winter Garden, Florida, with Pastor Jeff Shaver officiating.
Pete's funeral arrangements are in the caring guidance of Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations, 1132 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida.