Henry D. Hobbs Jr.

Henry D. Hobbs Jr.

Submitted by his wife

Henry was a very friendly man and loved by all the people he met. Dedicated husband for 14 years of marriage. A firm worker for 17 years with the Division of Forestry in Hilliard‚ Florida. He loved life and lived it to the fullest by getting involved in football‚ weightlifting and track. He also coached JV football.

While working with the Division of Forestry‚ he traveled to North and South Dakota‚ Montana‚ Wyoming and Colorado to help with wildfires. He also worked with the recovery team of the space shuttle in Texas. While in Arizona‚ Henry worked with the Cherokee Indians. He completed various courses in Forestry to further his education. Henry loved being outdoors – fishing and hunting were just a few hobbies he enjoyed. Being a Forestry Fire Fighter was his way to care for the earth. Nature was his way of living.

Edward O. Peters

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George A. Burton

George A. Burton‚ 49‚ a pilot for the Florida Division of Forestry for nine years‚ died in a helicopter crash while fighting a wildfire on June 4‚ 2000. He was a Vietnam veteran and a flight instructor for 21 years with the U.S. Army.