WARSAW ---- Ronald E. Hobbs, 68, of Warsaw and formerly of Linton, passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.
Born Oct. 19, 1936 in Linton, he was the son of Everett E. and Bertha Mae (Weaver) Hobbs. On Aug. 11, 1954, he married Ella Mae Hall, who preceded him Dec. 6, 1988. On Oct. 5, 1991, he married Madelyn Holbrook.
He was a freight truck driver, working for Perkins Furniture Transport, Warsaw Trucking and Grindle Trucking, all of Warsaw, as well as working as a dispatcher for Grindle Trucking until his retirement in 2000, due to cancer. He served in the National Guard. He was a member of the First Love Baptist Church in Laketon. He had been a resident of Warsaw since 1968.
Survivors include: his wife Madelyn Hobbs of Warsaw; four sons, Robert E. Hobbs and his wife Debra of Warsaw, Ronald K. Hobbs and his wife Sondra of Atwood, Donald W. Hobbs and his wife Christy of Morrison, Colo., and Kevin L. Hobbs and his wife Lenn of Packerton; three daughters, Carolyn and her husband Dave Stockman of Warsaw, Penny and her husband Jeff Short of Silver Lake, and Melinda Patterson of Alamogordo, N.M.; two step-sons, Randy Nelson and his wife Chaddie of Clunette, and Rick Nelson and his wife Sherri of Atwood; a step-daughter Sandra Nelson of Syracuse; 20 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert W. Hobbs and Donald R. Hobbs, both of Warsaw; and three sisters, Marilyn Sauders of Ada, Mich., Shirley Kennedy of Frankfort, and Sharon Moore of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one grandson, and two step-grandsons.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Pastor Jerry Creekmore officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw Ind., 46581.