Tamworth-Philip Duncan Hobbs, 83 of Maple Rd., passed away on December 25, 2013 at his home in Tamworth. Born April 4, 1930, son of the late Henry and Gertrude (Emack) Hobbs, he lived in Tamworth all of his life. Philip served his country with the United States Army Infantry during the Korean Conflict. During his younger days he worked for RG Watkins Construction prior to delivering oil for 40 years for what is now Irving Oil. He enjoyed golfing and was a former member of Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee and Oakhill Golf Club in Meredith. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid reader. Most of all, however, Philip was content spending time with his family. He was lovingly known as “Backa” to his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, a name that was given to him by his granddaughter, Jill, when she was very young. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mildred (Williams) Hobbs of Tamworth, a son, Brian Hobbs and his partner Robert Monteleone, a daughter Patricia (Hobbs) Stansfield and her husband John Stansfield, grandson Adam Stansfield, granddaughter, Jill Amy Stansfield and her fiancé Todd Patti, and a great-granddaughter, Amy May Stansfield-Patti, all who live in Nashua. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718 or online at http://mda.org/ in memory of Philip and his late grandson, Brad Richard Stansfield.