William Christopher ‘Chris’ Hobgood, 82

The Rev. Dr. William Christopher “Chris” Hobgood, 82, of Berlin, Md., died Friday, May 31, 2019, at home. He was born in Lotumbe, Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa, and was the son of the late Henry C. Hobgood and Tabitha L. (Alderson) Hobgood.

Hobgood was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Christopher Hobgood. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Cary Meade Hobgood of Berlin; two daughters, Cary Lou Hobgood of Burke, Va., and Laura Helen Hobgood and her partner, Jimmy Smith, of Georgetown, Texas; two grandchildren, Waylon Christopher Hobgood and Johnny David Hobgood, and their mother, Stephanie McQuilkin.

A memorial service will be held at

1 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW in Washington, D.C., with the Rev. Allen Harris officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disciples Center for Public Witness (www.disciplescenter.org) or the Disciples of Christ Church of the Congo (www.globalministries.org/africa_partners_disciples_of_christ_congo). Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.