Don J. Hobbs

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Don J. Hobbs, 76, of Butterfield, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

He was born March 4, 1943, in Viola, the son of Everet Carl and Clara Mae (Roberts) Hobbs. On July 4, 2011, he was united in marriage to Frances (Still) Hobbs, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Kyle Hobbs and his wife Christie of Cassville; four daughters, Tricia Richardson of Lee’s Summit, Tammy Arnold and her husband Dewayne of Washburn, Gail Tiner and her husband Rick of Centerton, Ark., and Teresa Chappell and her husband J.R. of Exeter; one brother, Dewey Hobbs and his wife Bonnie of Polo; two sisters, Linda Powell of Wheaton, and Mary Washick and her husband Francis of Purdy; 32 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and five step-children and their children.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Gary Hobbs; two daughters, Pamela and Jamie and three brothers, Bub, Doyle and Max Hobbs.

He grew up and received his education in Exeter, where he graduated from high school. For several years, he resided in Kansas City, working as a self-employed carpenter, returning to Barry County in 2010. He was a member of Retired Painters Union. As a young man he became a Christian.

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.

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