Lou Hobbs

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Louis Boyd "Lou" Hobbs, 65, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Oct. 11, 1941, in Cape Gir-ardeau, son of Boyd and Ruby Belle Pobst Hobbs. He and Nancy Lee Livesay were married Jan. 21, 1962, in Scott City.

Hobbs was a member of Iona Baptist Church. He was a member of Rockabilly Hall of Fame and had a show 20 years on KFVS and KBSI television stations. He has six charted Billboard records.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lee Hobbs of Jackson; five daughters, Ruby (Joe) Voshage, Carmen (Doug) McNeely, Khristy (Gerald) Abernathy, Melissa (Travis) Hoehne, Nan (Brandon) Blattel, all of Jackson; two brothers, Darrell and Lonnie Hobbs of Jackson; a sister, Norma Christy of Jackson; eight grandchildren, Tyler McNeely, Drue McNeely, Whitney McNeely, Shane Voshage, Nick Voshage, Zachery Hoehne, Thomas Abernathy, Claire Abernathy; and two great-grandchildren, Madalyn Smith and Kaysha Voshage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Ruby Hobbs, and a grandson, Dustin Voshage.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Carroll McGruder, Kevin Rhodes and Jack Owens officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Pallbearers will be Tyler, Drue and Whitney McNeely, Shane and Nick Voshage, Zachery Hoehne and Darren Hobbs. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas and Claire Abernathy.

Memorials may be made to Red Star Food Pantry.