Hobart Givens

GIVENS, Hobart Gene “Bo,” 77, of Follansbee, WV, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2013, after a long battle with cancer at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV, with his family by his side.

He was born on October 14, 1935, in Follansbee, WV, a son of the late Hobart McKinley and Laura Mae (Longwell) Givens.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson, Dakota Givens in 2011; his brother, Harold William “Snooky” Givens; and two sisters, Daisy Virginia Thomas and Laura Lavonne “Tootsie” Sprouse.

Bo was a peacetime veteran of the Army and Christian by faith.

He retired from the former Di Novo and Sons Dealership in Steubenville, OH where he worked as a body man for over 30 years.

He is survived by seven children, Louella Jean (Ronnie) Alexander, Wellsburg, WV, Patsy Lou Turvey, Weirton, WV, Daisy Mae Clark and companion, Brad Davis, Cadiz, OH, Suzette Renee Givens, Follansbee, WV, Hobart Gene (Melinda) Givens, Jr., Follansbee, WV, Anna Marie (Tom) Allen, Cameron, WV, and David Charles Givens, Wellsburg, WV; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 3 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV with Pastor Tim Colvin officiating.

Interment will be held privately in St. Johns Cemetery with full military honors by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

The family would like to thank the staff of Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV for the great care their father received.

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