Carnal Hobson Sr. of Riverhead died May 22, 2019 at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson. He was 84 years old.

Born in Riverhead on May 9, 1935, he was the son of Daniel and Annie (Hughes) Hobson.

He was a Riverhead High School graduate and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. He married Bertha L. Van Slyke in 1955 in Center Moriches.

He worked as a rigger at Brookhaven National Laboratory and served as a president of IBEW.

He was a member of Tyre Lodge, Chapter 62 and a fan of the Mets, Jets and Knicks.

Predeceased by his wife in 1999, he is survived by his children: Deborah Kerr, Vivian Hobson, Constance Hobson, Brian Hobson, all of Riverhead, Carnal Hobson Jr. of Virginia and Evelyn Hobson-Womack of Riverhead; his sisters, Annie Jackson and Betty Scott, both of Riverhead; by 10 grandchildren and by his goddaughter Alexa Brown of Selden.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 30 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Riverhead, where a funeral service will he held on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

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