Rusty and Patsy Hobbs recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. From a first blind date in their youth, to their retirement in Clarendon, they claim it has been quite the “ride.”
Their first 18 years of marriage were spent in Florence, where they once lived in a garage apartment while they started a family and worked. Rusty drove an ice cream truck, ran a gas station and sold a few cars while Patsy worked as a homemaker. Another phase of their marriage was spent in and around Atlanta, where Rusty ran a steel erection business and Patsy kept the books and continued her homemaker duties.
They had two daughters, Peggy and Tina, and now have five grandchildren.
Retirement has not meant slowing down to this couple. Rusty has made his mark fishing on Lake Marion and working on neighborhood projects. Patsy is often known as an “animal rights activist” for her work in her neighborhood and Clarendon County. Her many “rescues” of animals who needed help is legend here.
The Hobbs make their home in the Potato Creek area of Lake Marion Shores.