HOBBS, WARREN "GENE" - age 75, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was a member and deacon of Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church, having grown up in the Church, he remained a faithful Christian his entire life. Preceded in death by parents, Lonnie and Ruby Lynch Hobbs; brothers, James Raymond Hobbs and Dwight Ralph Hobbs. Survivors to mourn his passing are sisters, Doris Fields and husband, Randall of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Debbie McNeeley and husband, Charles of LaFollette; his three nephews who were the pride and joy of his life, Stephen Fields and wife, Holly of Attica, Michigan, John McNeeley and wife, Tegan of Andersonville, and Brent McNeeley of Caryville; along with great nephew, Connor McNeeley; aunts, Mildred Ellison and Pearl Lynch; many loyal cousins; the Davis Chapel Community Church family; and so many dear friends who were most precious to Gene. A special thank you to Dr. Timothy Panella and the staff at UT Cancer Institute, and our most heartfelt thank you to Tammy Lawson-Cooper along with the entire staff of UT Hospice, and Tennova Residential Hospice. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Grooms and Rev. Sanford Hill officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Sunrise Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Although flowers are beautiful and greatly appreciated, the family respectfully requests that memorials be sent to Sunrise Cemetery Care Fund, 183 Eastwood Drive, LaFollette, TN 37766. Online condolences for Gene may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net
. Gene's family at Walters Funeral Home in LaFollette are so honored to serve him with our final act of love.