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Paul Taylor Hobgood, Jr

Paul Taylor Hobgood, Jr., 72, of Waldorf, MD, passed away peacefully although unexpectedly on January 2, 2020 at his residence. 

Born on October 10, 1947, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Paul Taylor Hobgood, Sr. and Mary A. (Maxin) Hobgood.

Paul proudly joined the United States Army in September, 1966 and served his country honorably. During his enlistment, he received several awards and commendations. He was proud of his service during Vietnam and was honorably discharged in March, 1969.

Paul met his wonderful wife, Carolyn M. (Lenzner) Hobgood after he returned from Vietnam. He fell in love with her beauty and kind soul. Together they recently celebrated fifty (50) years of blissful marriage. Their love was evident to all who knew them, respect and admiration were the keys to their successful marriage.

He supported his family working for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He began working for them as a bus driver and moved up within the company, until he became a supervisor working on the rail side. He enjoyed his career and made many wonderful friends throughout his years. He was happy and sad at his retirement in 2001.

They say the man is only as great as the legacy he leaves behind. Paul was a pillar in his family and his absence will be felt for generations. He loved his family beyond measure and they are his greatest accomplishments. When he was surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchild he embraced their joy and laughter, seeing his own sense of humor come out in their giggles.

He was a computer “geek” and enjoyed spending many hours playing on his computer. Paul also enjoyed nature and found peace in sitting beside a lake with a line in the water. Some of his favorite lakes were located in Wisconsin and he loved to take his family with him. He enjoyed being able to introduce his love of camping, fishing and the great outdoors to his family. Paul was greatly loved and will be missed by many family and friends.

Paul is survived by his wife, Carolyn M. Hobgood of Waldorf; daughters, Nancy Brookbank (Steve) of Waldorf, MD, Stacy Hobgood of Naples, FL, and Dawn Cappel (Andy) of Colonial Beach, VA; six (6) grandchildren; and one (1) great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers, David Hobgood of Annapolis, MD, James Hobgood of Purcellville, VA; and sister, Susan Fry Rayfield of Ocean City, MD. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Paul’s family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waldorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers would like donation to be made in Paul’s name to American Lung Association, 55 W Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601-1796.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD

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