Wednesday, May 9th, 1945 - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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HOBSON, Frank B. Hobson (“The Muffler Man” or “Hawk”), age 75, was born in Pelahatchie, Mississippi to the late Eugene and Almeater Hobson on May 9, 1945, and after a short stay at Hospice of Dayton he departed this life on November 10, 2020. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by Brothers Eddie L. and John Hobson, Sisters Alpha Mae (Charles-deceased) McGriff, & Annie Ruth (Jessie-deceased) Grant, and Grandson, Jerlontay Hobson.

Frank went to Mount Airy Elementary School in Pelahatchie, Ms. Following his elder brother and sister, he moved from Mississippi to Dayton, Ohio. Frank was a Member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the male chorus and teaching Sunday School. Frank loved country music, old westerns, cars, and trucks. He also loved and worked on automobiles all of his life. He worked at Big Muffler for over 15 years, then took the risk of becoming self-employed. For 28 years Frank was the owner/operator of Hobson’s Muffler Shop, one of the first African American Muffler Businesses in Dayton, and was known as the “Muffler Man”. Frank provided excellent service to his customers, but he could also be faulted with undercharging everyone for services rendered.

Frank loved his family and has a reputation for being a very good friend. He was a quiet soft-spoken man. He was humorous, loved a good joke, and came up with wonderful zingers. He enjoyed simple pleasures and was an avid fisherman. If he was not working on a vehicle, he could be found either in or out of town on a bank or fishing from a boat.

Frank leaves to mourn his best friend, Tamyra Hobson. Frank has five children - four daughters, Vonda (Dennis Sr.) Walker of Jackson, MS., Sandra Hobson Rucker, Deborah Donnell of Byram, MS., Syreeta Onyeaghala, and one son, Charles I. S. Muwallif. Two brothers, Albert (Linda) Hobson and Vincent (Pat) Hobson all of Dayton, Ohio. Three sisters, Ruby Jean Watson, and Minnie Pearl (H. C.-deceased) Bennett, all of Pelahatchie, Mississippi, Mary Alice (Earnest-deceased) King, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Grandchildren: Shantrice Williams, David Strickland Jr, and Dennis (Jr.), Kahlil & Justin Walker, Frank J. (Carlene) Hobson, Amanda Smith, Tamiya C., Sophia, C, Carleigh R, Muwallif, Amaryah Day, and Alisha Morris. Great-grands: Syree Watkins, Jaidyn William, London Harris, Isiah, and Wynter Summerall, Bobby Bass Hobson, and Ke’Henryon, Henryonte, & La’Henrya Perry-Hobson. Steve Allen is one of Frank’s close longtime friend and fishing buddy. There is also a host of, nieces, nephews, other friends, and family.

Frank Hobson was well-loved and he will be dearly and greatly missed.

A public drive through visitation will be held from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave., Trotwood, Ohio 45416. Please enter from Salem Ave. and exit at Parkway Dr. Final disposition: Cremation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton
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    Saturday, November 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, November 21st, 2020 2:00pm
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave.
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
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melinda wiggins

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Uncle Frank, may you Rest in Peace. You are loved and will be missed.

Melinda Wiggins and Family.

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