STILLWATER Mass of Christian Burial for Haden Karcher Hobbs, 91, will be at 10:00 AM Friday, October 28, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, officiated by Rev. Edward Menasco. Cremation arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
Haden “Karcher” Hobbs, 91, of Stillwater, OK passed away early Sunday morning at his home on October 23, 2022.
Karcher was born August 7, 1931, at St Mary’s Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma to Theron E Claudine Karcher Hobbs. He attended Maple Grove School, a one room classroom until 8th grade. Karcher graduated from Hennessey High School where he was very active in the FFA. Following high school, Karcher attended Oklahoma A & M University to pursue a degree in Animal Science. Before finishing his degree, Karcher enlisted in the Air Force, but not before asking his first love and high school girlfriend, Brownie, to marry him.
Karcher and Brownie we married at F. E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1952, where Karcher was stationed in the Air Force. In 1953, Brownie joined Karcher at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, for a short stay. In 1954, they were relocated to Carswell Air Force Base in Ft. Forth, Texas, where Brownie worked at the municipal hospital as an R.N. It was during this time their first daughter Linda Lou was born. From Ft. Worth, the family moved to Hennessey, where their second daughter Ginger was born.
Karcher and Brownie then moved to Stillwater so Karcher could finish his degree at Oklahoma State University.
Upon graduation, Karcher and Brownie moved to Guymon where he was hired as an extension agent. While in Guymon, their third daughter Suzanne was born.
Karcher worked a few more years as an extension agent until he took a job in Kansas as a sales rep for Olin Chemical Company, and then Garvey Grain.
In 1969, Karcher and Brownie moved back to Hennessey, OK where he eventually started Twenty/Twenty Oil & Gas Inc., which is still in business today.
Karcher’s last moved was back to Stillwater with Brownie where they could enjoy grandchildren and cheer for OSU sports.
Karcher is survived by three daughters; Linda Howe and husband Dale of Hennessey, Ginger Vincent of Stillwater, Suzanne Maxwell and husband Rickey of Orange Beach, AL ; six grandchildren Katie Barrett and husband Shannon of Houston, TX, Cody & Mollye Vincent of Hugo, OK , Kendsy Vincent of Stillwater, OK, Tyler & Gina Maxwell of Chicago, IL, Mitch Maxwell of Edmond, OK, Amy & Chad of Hennessey; six beautiful great-grandchildren Avery and Jack Barrett of Houston TX, Cade and Crew Charmasson of Hennessey, OK and Jayde & Natalie Maxwell of Chicago, IL.
Karcher is preceded in death by his wife Brownie, parents and three brothers Theron Jr., John and Clint Hobbs.