Richard “Gene” Hobbs, 82 – Passed December 7, 2019

Richard “Gene” Hobbs, 82, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home.

He was born on November 17, 1937 in Kingsville, Missouri, the son of Edward Faye and Cecil Marie (Ball) Hobbs.

Gene was a devoted Christian, active member, elder and director of the Adventist community services at Willow Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Gene is survived by his wife, Verlene of the home; three daughters, Cynthia Vinsonhaler of Wilbur, Nebraska, Sherri Smith and husband Edward of Peoria, Arizona, and Kathy Yates and husband Timothy of Boonsboro, Maryland; eight grandchildren, Marcus, Matthew, Shantel, Derrick, Bryson, Tiffany, Lacey and Dustin; eight great-grandchildren; and one loving cat, Sam, who always went running to Gene.

Visitation was held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, with services following at 11:00 a.m. at Willow Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Brett Randell officiating. Pallbearers were Amador Sanchez, Timothy Yates, Marcus Yates, Edward Smith, Justin Clifton and James Gearhart. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Willow Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church c/o the funeral home.