Gerald “Jerry” Hobbs, 91, of Glen Carbon, IL, born Friday, February 17, 1928, in Rector, AR, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Edwardsville Care Center in Edwardsville, IL.
Jerry worked as a store clerk for Boeing Corporation. He was a former member of St. Matthew UMC, and he was a United States Korean War Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife: June, nee Cullen, Hobbs
- Daughter: Patricia Hobbs
- Son: Phillip W. Hobbs
- Parents: Herschel and Ruth, nee Stoker, Hobbs
- Great-grandson: Caleb Elliott
Surviving are his:
- Daughter: Jan (Tom) Elliott of Glen Carbon, IL
- Brother: Herschel J. (Helen) Hobbs of Poplar Bluff, MO
- Sister: Sue Miller of High Ridge, MO
- Sister-in-law: Doris (James) Burton
- Kimberly (Rocky) Hayward of Sunrise, FL
- Douglas (Dawn) Elliott of Troy, IL
- Great grandchildren
- John (Lindsey) Leto
- Lauren (Kyle) Schmidt
- Christien Elliott
- Alaina Leto
- Brannon Elliott
- Jadon Elliott
- Rachaelle Elliott
- Great-great grandchildren
- Dear nieces and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Heartland Hospice.
Visitation: Visitation from 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Fowler and Pastor Mike VanBritson officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Jan, Tom and family. Please accept our warm thoughts and deepest sympathies for the loss of your dear father and friend. May it provide some comfort to you to know that others share in your grief.
Your Old Fossil friends of the “Monday Breakfast Group”
Dearest Jan, Tom and Family: please accept our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathies for the loss of your father and best friend. May it be of some comfort for you to know that there are many others that share in your grief.
Your Old Fossil Friends of the Monday Breakfast Group
Mr Hobbs was one of the most honest kind men I’ve ever known.. It was an honor to serve him during my time at the care center..
many blessings to his family ..
Brenda & Randy Davis
Dear Jan,(Tom) and entire family. May God comfort you like only he can during this difficult time. Keep you in my daily prayers. I love you.
Dear Tom & Jan, We’ve known Jerry for many years and we all share the love for southern gospel music. Most of us have more time behind us than we do in front of us. Jan you can be very proud of Jerry and his life’s contribution in serving people and trying to do his part for the Kingdom to make this world a better place. Even though it’s a difficult time right now can you imagine the reunion of Jerry and your mom it’s got to be incredible, marvelous, wonderful, spectacular,remarkable, and magnificent (this is just for starters). Love you guys
I was a housekeeper at Edwardsville nursing and rehab! They were so nice and lovely….. my favorite couple married for 70 years…… I cherish our talks and your advice…