Woman searching for answers about father who lived in Sebastian

John Hobbie used to live in Sebastian, Florida.
John Hobbie used to live in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – A woman is searching for anyone who knew her father, John Hobbie, when he lived in Sebastian, Florida in the 1990s.

Christina Kelly, who lives in Baltimore, Maryland, says she never had the chance to know her father before he passed in 1995 in Louisville, Alabama. She is searching for someone who may have known him that could answer some questions.

“My father was a bit of a vagabond and moved a lot and never stayed anywhere for more than a few years from what I can tell. I was able to find out that he lived in Sebastian,” Kelly told Sebastian Daily.

After exhausting all resources, she had no choice but turn to social media and the press in hopes of reaching someone that could help.

“He usually worked odd jobs in construction. If someone knew him they most likely met on a job or at the bar,” Kelly said.

Kelly said there’s a mystery found on her father’s funeral guest book, which was recently sent to her after his wife passed.

“A son is listed as his child, but no one, not even his own family, knows why that name is there,” she said.

Kelly may have a biological brother that she knew nothing about, although none of his family know anything. Kelly’s father didn’t keep in contact with the family much during his travels.

John Hobbie was approximately 38 to 40 years old when he lived in Sebastian.

If anyone has any information, please contact Christina Kelly via email at [email protected].

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.