Jack Brown Hobson ’53

Jack Brown Hobson, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 22, 1931. He was the son of John Pulliam Hobson and Emelyn Brown Hobson.

He was educated in the Charlotte city schools, graduated from Davidson College in 1953 and from UNC School of Medicine in 1957. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. He completed his fellowship in hematology at Duke University in 1961. He went on to serve in the United States Army from 1961-1963.

In 1963 he joined the Durwood Medical Clinic in the practice of internal medicine, hematology, and oncology. During his years in practice, he was committed to ongoing improvement in our local healthcare system. He served as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (now Atrium Main) as well as in the Department of Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital. He served as chief of staff at Mercy Hospital, in addition to several years on its board of directors. He was president of the NC Chapter of American College of Physicians from 1981 to 1982. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow in The American College of Physicians. He retired from medical practice in 1997.

Jack was a man of deep integrity, committed to God and his church, the practice of medicine, his ever-growing family, and all things outdoors. He enjoyed life to the fullest and entertained us with his wonderful sense of humor. After many years of dedicated service to his patients, he enjoyed countless days in low country South Carolina with family and friends. He never lost his sense of wonderment for all God’s creatures great and small. Only Eutha came before his passion for hunting and his bird dogs. His deep love, admiration, and respect for her was evident until the end of his long journey home.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eutha Sharp Hobson and his daughter, Tricia Johnson (Lee), eight grandchildren, Brown Hobson (Annie), Davidson Hobson (Caroline), Hunter Hobson (Kelly), Walker Hobson (Virginia), Centi Hobson, Brooke Smith (Ward), Alee Halsey (Philip), Ann Rollins Johnson, ten great grandchildren, one nephew and many other beloved family members.

He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Ann Bellamy, and his son Jack Brown Hobson, Jr.

Jack’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the caring staff of Memory and Movement, Embrace Care at Southminster, and Hospice of Charlotte throughout his declining health.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the individual charity of choice, Trinity Presbyterian Church, The Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation (Memory and Movement Charlotte), Hospice of Charlotte, Davidson College, UNC School of Medicine, or Low Country Institute of Beaufort, SC.