Joseph Raymond Hobbs, 69, of Imperial died July 24, 2019. Mr. Hobbs was a metal fabricator and welder, and a 45-year member of IBEW Local 1. He was born July 27, 1949, in St. Louis, the son of the late Dan Easton and Maybell Kohlsehreiben.
He is survived by his wife: Ruth Ann Hobbs; two sons: Joey (Sheila) Hobbs and Bryan (Yolanda) Hobbs; eight grandchildren: Ellie, Joseph, Gracie, Zakary, Chelsey, Jordan, Taylor and Lynsey; two brothers: Tommie Croce and Jimmy Croce; and a sister: Diane Labrier.
A funeral service was held July 28 at Kutis Funeral Home in south St. Louis County, officiated by Daniel Peach. Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements were under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home.