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George Hoebing

George C. Hoebing was born June 11, 1944 to Cyril and Ruth Hoebing of Chickasha, Okla. He died Oct. 1, 2018. He is preceded in death by his mother Ruth Trotter-Hoebing, his father Cyril Jacob Hoebing and his brother Anthony Hoebing.
He attended Chickasha High School and graduated in 1962. He joined the US Navy in June of 1963 and served until June of 1967, during which time he was deployed to Vietnam as a Medical Corpsman attached to the US Marine Corps from 1964 to 1966. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for Heroic Achievement on March 22, 1966 and also was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry in March 1966. He was honorably discharged from the Navy, June 1967.
He went on to attend the College of Liberal Arts (currently the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma). He graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Biology. While attending college he met and married his wife Carol Dobry of Chickasha and had 2 children, Shawna and Paul. While attending college he worked in the Radiology Department at Grady Memorial Hospital. He then attended college at the University of Health Sciences in Oklahoma City and received his degree as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in 1973 and he continued to work at Grady Memorial then as a Nuclear Medicine Tech. In 1976, he was hired to work at O.U. Childrens Hospital in Oklahoma City as head of the Nuclear Medicine Dept., and worked there until his retirement in June of 2009. He and his family lived in Chickasha until August 1986 when they moved to Oklahoma City in the Yukon/Mustang area.
During his working career he joined the Air Force Reserve in the 72 Air Evacuation Squadron in Dover, Delaware and McGuire Air Force Base New Jersey, from July 1978 to December 1986. From there, he joined the newly formed unit of the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron based at Will Rogers Airport. He served with this unit attaining the rank of Master Sargent until his military retirement in June of 2004. When he retired, at this time, he had served for over 37 years and attained over 1900 flight hours serving our country. It was while serving in this final unit that he was deployed during the occupation of Kuwait and the resulting Operation Desert Storm. With the deployment he became a two war veteran of which he was very proud.
George is survived by his wife Carol, His daughter Shawna and her husband Matt and their daughter Sage Didlake of Seaside, Oregon; and his son Paul and his wife Jodi and their son David of Olympia Washington; his nephews James, Robert, Jason, David Hoebing and niece Sarah Davis.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mustang at 11:00 a.m. He will then be interred at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, Oklahoma under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home of Chickasha.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.sevierfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 3, 2018
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Vernon Joe Ficken
Oct 16, 2018
I had the very special privilege of working with George for quite a number of years. As I new him, he was an outstanding Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Among many of his attributes as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist was his great compassion for his patients and particularly children. He comforted crying babies and kids better than anyone I ever new. They loved him. George was the same way with his friends. Truly, George Hoebing was an honorable man who earned the respect of all those that knew him. I am proud to say he was my friend. My thanks to Jean Nelson for leaving a message about George. We were in Europe and got her message upon our return.
Karen Wheeler Singleterry
Oct 08, 2018
I appreciate David Phelps calling my attention to George’s passing and am sad I had not seen him in many years. I read of all his accomplishments which were many and am just so proud to have been a classmate of his! God bless Carol and the family. Karen Wheeler Singleterry Class of ‘62
Shawna
Oct 07, 2018
Thank you all. He was a great dad!
Brooke Wicker
Oct 06, 2018
George was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. I served with him in the 137th AES.
Nellie DeHart Miller
Oct 05, 2018
So sorry for your loss! Have fond memories of George as we attended school together! I will be praying for your family!
Bart J. Bergeron
Oct 05, 2018
Sorry for your loss my brother. We will keep yall in our prayers.
Sharon Flugge
Oct 04, 2018
Carol, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. George was a great man and a great friend to me. Love you.
Charlotta Atwell
Oct 04, 2018
So sorry for your loss Carol. He was a great man as you very well know. He will be missed by many. Sending prayers of comfort for your family. Love you still.