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Don J. Hobbs

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

Don Hobbs

He was born March 4, 1943 in Viola, Missouri 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. Also surviving are one son, Kyle Hobbs and his wife Christie of Cassville, Missouri; four daughters, Tricia Richardson of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Tammy Arnold and her husband Dewayne of Washburn, Missouri, Gail Tiner and her husband Rick of Centerton, Arkansas and Teresa Chappell and her husband J.R. of Exeter, Missouri; one brother, Dewey Hobbs and his wife Bonnie of Polo, Missouri; two sisters, Linda Powell of Wheaton, Missouri and Mary Washick and her husband Francis of Purdy, Missouri; thirty-two grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and special step-children, Tammy, Theresa, Stephanie, James and Ronald 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.

Don grew up and received his education in Exeter, Missouri, 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. He enjoyed building things, collecting flags, eating candy and most of all being with his family.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Jerry Yarnall will conduct the services. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Don.

Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences

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