It Starts with a Square

Congrats, Demetrius!

BY Regan Hewitt

We are so excited to congratulate local and much loved Collierville mailman, Demetrius Hobson, on his new promotion! 

Hobson has worked as a mailman for 15 years, and during that time, many Collierville community members, business owners and families got to know him so well. As Candy Craig, owner of C.J. Lilly & Co., said, “I don’t think I have ever seen Demetrius without a smile on his face. He has a kind and giving spirit that is infectious. He is part of our ‘family’ and a bright spot in our work day.” 

On December 31, 2020, Hobson’s last day as a mailman, local stores and businesses around the Collierville Town Square decorated their windows to give him the send-off he deserved! Signs and chalkboards expressed their appreciation for Hobson’s service, wished him well and told Hobson how much they would miss him.  

In a Facebook post that showed his socially distanced send-off, Hobson wrote: 

“My customers, friends, and coworkers filled my heart today. I did shed a tear or two. If you knew how much I care for them, then you would understand the tears. I’m lost for words. I do know I will miss you all. I appreciate all that you have done for me and my family. I know I can’t see you all everyday anymore but I know where to come when I need to see you all. It’s been a great journey. I wouldn’t trade it for nothing. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Collierville you will always be a part of me no matter where I go.” 

Hobson will now serve as a member of the Postal Inspection Service. Everyone here at Tour Collierville Magazine wishes him all the best! 

You can read more about Hobson’s tenure as the Collierville Town Square’s mailman here!  

Photos: Demetrius Hobson

January/February 2021 Tour Collierville Magazine