Mr. Mark Gregory Hobbs

September 26, 1959 – September 11, 2021

Retired police detective sergeant Mark Gregory Hobbs, 61, walked into the presence of his Lord and Savior on September 11, 2021 and reunited with loved ones who preceded him in death. These include his father, Herbert Hobbs; his brother, Larry Clinton Hobbs; his grand-nephew, Forrest Daniel Meeks Jr. and many other cherished loved ones and friends.

Mark was a devoted Christian who taught college-age students, conducted a prison ministry and was an elder at Asbury Methodist. Mark was a member of Wylam Baptist, Meadowbrook Baptist and Asbury Methodist. Mark loved football, was an avid Alabama fan, played at Ensley High and Troy University. He also coached youth football at Adamsville, Crestwood and Oak Mountain.

He graduated from Ensley High School, attended the University of Alabama, Troy University and graduated from the University of Alabama Birmingham with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was a police officer at UAB and Hoover Police Department. He wrote a book, Bold Lions, about his experiences in law enforcement.

Mark was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by the love of his life, Ginger Hobbs; his mother, Doris Hobbs; his sister, Beverly Meeks (Dan); his stepdaughter, Ashley Evans (John); stepson, Adam Tuxbury (Heather); his grandchildren, Emma, Faith, and Abigail; his nephews and niece, Forrest (Jamie), Josh (Sandi), Tanner (Mary Beth), Jesse Hobbs, Elizabeth Whatley (Nathan) and many other extended family members.

Pallbearers: Dan Meeks, Forrest Meeks, Josh Meeks, Tanner Meeks, Adam Tuxbury, & John Evans.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished  the race and I have remained faithful.” 2 Timothy 4:7

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Association ( or to


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12 entries.
Anita L Beeson from Austintown wrote on October 24, 2021 at 2:17 pm
I only knew Mark through the phone. I work at a bank in Ohio where we spoke on multiple occasions regarding an account he had. Mark, had my utmost respect when he told me about what he had done throughout his life and then his debilitating disease. He and my dad shared the same disease. Each time we spoke, he asked about my dad, and always asked about him, although I could hear it in his voice. He was such a caring person and I know he will be missed by his family.

As we spoke, one day, he mentioned that he had written a book about his life in the police work...I immediately went to Amazon and purchased it and read it. The next time we spoke I mentioned that I had it, and I could hear the smile in his voice. Even though I never met the man, the worst lost a great person in Mark Hobbs. Rest in peace, sir. 😥
Dave Carlington from Orange Beach, Al wrote on September 21, 2021 at 2:44 pm
Mark and I worked together at HPD and became close friends after our careers ended. He was a man of courage and strength, loved his family, friends and our Lord. He never complained of his condition or fate. He helped me through some tough times, he was a true friend.
I will miss our conversations and wit!
RIP brother,
Dave C
J.R. Hall wrote on September 18, 2021 at 6:03 am
May God bless you and your family Mark. We worked together at HPD and I never truly understood your story at that time. We spoke a few years back and I learned that you are man of honor and truth. Thank you for your service to this nation and your fellow man. You are an American Patriot and true servant of God. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Mo Canady from Hoover wrote on September 17, 2021 at 6:28 pm
I am so sad to hear of Mark's passing. I enjoyed working with him for many years at HPD. Rest in Peace and prayers for the entire Hobbs family.
Dennis Wiles from Arlington, TX wrote on September 16, 2021 at 12:34 am
Mark Hobbs - we lived so much of our early lives together. My goodness. Best friends through Wylam Elementary, Ensley High, and UAB. Groomsman in my wedding. Just lifetime friends. One of the most loyal, trustworthy men you could ever know. I loved Mark Hobbs! We will see you in glory, my brother!
Denise Zekoff from Hoover wrote on September 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm
I am so sorry for the families loss. I worked with Mark . He was a kind soul and diligent officer and always a gentleman. He will be missed. God bless.
Ralph Long from Hoover, AL wrote on September 14, 2021 at 1:54 am
Mark and I worked together as detectives at Hoover Police Department during the 1980's. He was a cheerful co-worker.
He was a diligent and respected peace officer. He lived a life honoring to his Lord. May I finish my race as faithfully to our Heavenly Father as did you, Mark. I will see you soon, Brother.
James Hale from Rainsville Al wrote on September 13, 2021 at 8:45 pm
Rest In Peace my friend We spent a lot of time together at school , football practice and work God bless and I know your in a better place You earned your wings
Marsha Galloway from Decatur, AL wrote on September 13, 2021 at 1:51 pm
We had many wonderful childhood memories together. Mark always made me laugh.
See you when I get there couisin.
Katherine Merrill from Birmingham wrote on September 13, 2021 at 11:49 am
I went to Ensley with Mark. He was a great guy! My most sincere condolences and prayers for your family.
Bob Phares from Enterprise, AL wrote on September 13, 2021 at 3:00 am
Love you, Brother. Will see you again. Until then, rest peacefully in the loving hands of our Father ✝️
John & Alla Lewis from Hoover, AL. wrote on September 13, 2021 at 1:56 am
Rest In Peace, Mark. You spent a lifetime running the good race and fighting the good fight. You made your family proud of what you stood for and all that you accomplished. Godspeed, my friend.

Mr. Mark Gregory Hobbs2021-09-13T14:34:31+00:00
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