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Memories & Candles

“I had known Barry since the early 70s. My cub scout den had been on Clubhouse 22 with him. My sister had been very active with the MD telethon and...Read More »
1 of 49 | Posted by: Scott Avnaim - Yellow Springs, OH

“Thank you for the many laughs & creeps. I am 49 years old & remember you well. I will visit you this summer & leave a rose. I never met you - but...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: Phil Smith - New Paris, OH

“My deepest and sincerest sympathies to Barry's family. I remember watching Shock Theater when i was a kid. How i miss those days! sitting up all...Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: Richard Edwards - West Warwick, RI

“When the golden sun is setting and you pathway you have trod May you name in gold be written by the autograph of God. you will be missed by...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: carol butler - dayton, OH

“I grew up watching Barry/Dr.Creep on TV as a kid. My Mom & Uncle were on Shock Theatre several times & I appeared on Clubhouse 22 twice. I was...Read More »
5 of 49 | Posted by: Randi R. - Centerville, OH

“My sympathy to Barry's family. Barry was my first formal date when I was a teenager. He took me to a Demolay dance with the consent of our parents....Read More »
6 of 49 | Posted by: Diane (Pennington) Ketchem - MO

“I'd like to offer my condolences to Mr. Hobart's family.I grew up watching Dr. Creep on tv. I'm sorry for your loss. With love and prayers, Kris ”
7 of 49 | Posted by: Kris Boger - Lakeland, FL

“May God be with his family and may they find comfort in knowing how this community benefited by the life of "Dr. Creep". So many of us remember him...Read More »
8 of 49 | Posted by: Terry MacPherson - Dayton, OK

“Rest in Peace Dr Creep. You will be missed.I will cherish my childhood memories of you. My family will miss seeing you at Foys. To your family, Im...Read More »
9 of 49 | Posted by: Lorie Francis - dayton, OH

“RIP Barry. I have fond memories of you in full regalia at Jay's Seafood Restaurant in Dayton for the Oyster Eating Contest. It was a pleasure to meet...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: Charles Van Sant - Lawrenceburg, IN

“My son and his friends grew up watching Dr. Creep. I used to work with his wife on Wright-Patterson AFB. I personally knew Barry and have only...Read More »
11 of 49 | Posted by: Linda Glass-Schoonover - Murrieta, CA

“Creeper you are one in a million. All the late hours we worked together at Channel 22 and the personal appearances. You will be missed my friend, RIP...Read More »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Bill Wirsching - Columbus, OH

“As a teenager, I watched the first Shock Theater which aired on January 1, 1972. I immediately wrote the good Dr. a letter, and he was nice enough to...Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: Ken R. Noffsinger - Tipp City, OH

“I had the great pleasure of working with Barry on charity events through the years, many via Clear Channel Radio. He had a BIG heart! I recently lost...Read More »
14 of 49 | Posted by: Matt King - Dayton, OH

“I have fond memories of watching Dr. Creep on Shock Theater. Me and my sister had the chance to meet him several times. He was a very nice person. My...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: Sophia Idle - Greentown, IN

“I grew up being a big fan of Shock Theater/Dr. Creep and had the privilege to meet and talk with him several times in my youth. When he was appearing...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Agnes Petho-Hawkins - Versailles, OH

“RIP Barry.I remember and miss the days at dayton championship wrestling with you.The gost hunting in Troy.The long talks we had.Thank you my friend. ”
17 of 49 | Posted by: matt moore - south charelston, OH

“You knew what it was to love your fellow man.You spent your life helping others.You will be missed, but your spirit will live on. ”
18 of 49 | Posted by: Patricia Garner - Eaton, OH

“Dr. Creep kept us intertained for many years. Not only us but our children watched him on T.V. plus he did wonderful plublic work and was a familiar...Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Alvin & Bunnie Heinz - Mesa,, AZ

“I worked with Barry at Ch22 in the 70s and am deeply saddened to here of his passing. Having spent many hours working the control room shifts with...Read More »
20 of 49 | Posted by: Terry Younce - Island Lake, IL

“I'll never forget the nights I spent watching Dr. Creep on channel 22. It is so good to read that he was a christian man and I will see him again...Read More »
21 of 49 | Posted by: Donald Paul Brigner - Prescott, AZ

“I had the pleasure of meeting Barry Hobart when I was 7 years old on the TV show "Club House 22". Dr. Creep has been more than just a public figure,...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Victor Bell - Fairborn, OH

“I am so saddened at the news Barry has passed away. I'm a 46 year old female who's life was touched by this man in a very special way. I was very...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: Shona Fint - miamisburg, OH

“barry hobart(doctor creep) was a great person and entertainer and a very nice and caring man and me and many,many others whom he touched in life will...Read More »
24 of 49 | Posted by: andrew christy - piqua, OH

“Thank you Dr Creep for being such a great part of my childhood....You will be greatly missed.... Your Friend, Ron Thompson ”
25 of 49 | Posted by: Ron Thompson - Hubert, NC

“My deepest condolences to the family. He was a larger than life character I remember from my childhood, even having met him on several occasions. He...Read More »
26 of 49 | Posted by: Chris - Florence, SC

“My condolences to the family. Mr.Hobart, as Dr. Creep was a childhood hero of mine. There was nothing like growing up in the 70's and 80's, and being...Read More »
27 of 49 | Posted by: Pete Tobias - Lorain, OH

“I met Barry at an appearance that he made as "Dr Creep" in Greenville in the 70's. I remember him driving up in his black Cadillac hearse and signing...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: Jim Gross - Greenville, OH

“Barry was a friend and a fixture in Dayton for most of my life. My family loved him! My daughter grew up loving Dr. Creep since age three, at the...Read More »
29 of 49 | Posted by: Chris P - Daton, OH

“I had the pleasure of knowing Barry for over 15 years.I as well as many of the kids that grew up in the Miami Valley grew up watching shock theatre...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Scott Mccurry aka ZODIAC - OH

“May you rest in peace and Thank You for years of entertainment and giving of yourself. ”
31 of 49 | Posted by: Rebecca Castle - springfield, OH

“I am not from the area, and had almost forgotten the "Shock Theatre" era of my childhood when a friend introduced me to "Dr Creep" via YouTube and...Read More »
32 of 49 | Posted by: Emily Tippie - Piqua, OH

“Rest in peace, Mr. Hobart. I got to watch "Dr. Creep" on TV growing up, then had the good fortune of meeting and getting to know Barry and his family...Read More »
33 of 49 | Posted by: Bryan Ganey - Charleston, SC

“I was asking about Mr. Hobart to a TV personality in December and wondered what had happened to Dr. Creep. I always enjoyed him and hope he knew how...Read More »
34 of 49 | Posted by: Josie Gill - Kettering, OH

“What a great loss. I adored this man as Dr. Creep as a child and into my adulthood. We shared the same birthday. What a great person. I will...Read More »
35 of 49 | Posted by: David Rousculp - Tipp City, OH

“My prayers are with Barry's family. I have known him since the 1970s when I would guest host on Clubhouse 22. Barry was always generous with his time...Read More »
36 of 49 | Posted by: Bill Nance - Dayton, OH

“We were very saddened to hear of Mr. Hobart's passing. Our family enjoyed "Shock Theater" and his appearances on "Clubhouse 22." My father once...Read More »
37 of 49 | Posted by: Mike Taylor - Cincinnati, OH

“Would like to send condolences to the family. I have many childhood memories of Dr. Creep that always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for the...Read More »
38 of 49 | Posted by: Jim Carp - Trenton, IL

“I was very lucky to have met Barry/Dr Creep as a child. My mother and sister were on his show. He made an appearance at a bike-a-thon I had as a...Read More »
39 of 49 | Posted by: April Adams - Greenville, OH

“My sincere Condolences to Barry's family. Mother Grace, Wife Lavonda, Son David, Sister Tabor Ray, and Brother Daryl. We were friends a long time ago...Read More »
40 of 49 | Posted by: Kenneth E Moore - OH

“My Mother's family grew up with Barry Lee in the church, as I recall my Mother telling me he had a beautiful singing voice. He took that after his...Read More »
41 of 49 | Posted by: Amy L. (Carpenter) Spicer - OH

“I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Creeps passing. Barry was very good with kids. my Cousin Bruce was in Barney's hospital once ( now know as Children's...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: Rodney Shields - Dayton, OH

“A great man has gone to meet the Angels and lord above. Rest in peace to one of the nicest people to grace this world..he will be very missed and...Read More »
43 of 49 | Posted by: Shawn eidemiller - kettering ohio, OH

“the orginal reality star/show. RIP Dr. Creep ”
44 of 49 | Posted by: herb, harville - carlisle, OH

“the community has lost a good man and friend. ”
45 of 49 | Posted by: don janeway - huber heights, OH

“Barry's passing will create a void not easily filled. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. His kindness,self-giving and non...Read More »
46 of 49 | Posted by: George Driskell - Corpus Christi, TX

“Loved Barry, he was in my basic speech class - he had such a wonderful laugh! He also attended my church for a time - he has a wonderful family -...Read More »
47 of 49 | Posted by: Judy Lawson Jordan - Middletown, OH

“R.I.P. Dr. Creep (Barry Hobart) Prayers and hugs to the family and friends.. Thank you for allowing Dr. Creep to take time away from his own family...Read More »
48 of 49 | Posted by: Girl that grew up with Dr. Creep - OH

49 of 49 | Posted by: bonniepark - west carrollton, OH

Barry L. Hobart, devout Christian, local TV celebrity and late night horror movie host, nationally known as " Dr. Creep", died Friday at the Hospice of Butler-Warren County. A founder of the Montgomery County project, "Christmas Smiles", Barry helped over 93, 000 families over 33 years. Until recently he used his celeberity status to raise contributions in the Muscular Dystrophy telethon each Labor Day. Barry was a graduate of Middletown High School, and a 1963 graduate of the University of Cincinnati majoring in TV and Radio broadcasting. After his college graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and served overseas in service broadcasting during the Vietnam War era. After his honorable discharge, he was employed by Channel 22 as a camera specialist and master control operator before creating the host of Shock Theatre, "Dr. Creep", for which he is most famous. He was born on June 23, 1941 in Middletown Ohio to Grace Fullen Hobart and the late Edward Lee Hobart. He is survived by his mother Grace and one beloved son David Matthew Hobart and his former wife and lifelong friend, Lavonda Ferguson. Also surviving him is a maternal aunt, Jean Kleinhenn of Springboro, paternal Uncle, Douglas Hobart of Florida and numerous cousins. Two of his cousins, Tabor and Daryl Fullen were considered by most his sister and brother. Valarie Varney his cousin was devoted to him through his life and illness. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Georgia and Hiram Fullen and Russell and Ruth Hobart, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Atrium Medical Center and the wonderful caretakers at Hospice of Dayton. A special ascknowledgement and thanks to Barry's cousin Steve Snider and lifelong friend David Soloman for seeing Barry through and caring for him during his final journey. There will be visitations for Barry's family, friends, and fans from 4 to 8P.M. on Wednesday January the 19th at the Anderson Funeral Home at 1357 E. Second St or Rt 73 in Franklin Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery in Middletown, Ohio. Condolences may be made to the family at www.anderson-fh.com.

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