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    Dennis Newell Hobbs, of Thayer, Missouri,  passed away on May 10, 2024 in Pottersville, Missouri.  Dennis was born to Elbert Hobbs and Rozella Pauline Gangestead Hobbs on September 11, 1948, in Elmhurst, Illinois.  His parents provided him with a strong foundation and instilled in him the values he carried throughout his life. Dennis had a deep passion for music, and he expressed his talent through playing the guitar, piano, and singing. He diligently performed at the Family and Friends Senior Center, bringing joy to those around him. Additionally, Dennis showcased his musical skills by playing the guitar at the Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Veterans Memorial Park, as well as regularly entertaining visitors at the Mammoth Spring State Park Visitors Center.

    Having a special affinity for the guitar, Dennis spent countless hours honing his craft on this instrument. It was through the guitar that he connected with others and shared his love for music. In addition to his musical endeavors, Dennis generously volunteered as a counselor at the First Baptist Church Celebrate and Recovery Program of Thayer, Missouri. He selflessly offered guidance and support to those in need, leaving a lasting impact on the community. Dennis lived his life in service of others. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He shared his love and faith with everyone around him. He found joy in playing his guitar and sharing the gospel with everyone, even those who felt forgotten. Dennis’ love and inspiration will live on through his family and friends.

    Dennis is survived by his children, Tammy (Woody) Lamb of Pottersville, Missouri, Danny Hobbs of Pottersville, Missouri, Jennifer (Jerry) Hibbs of Grandbury, Texas, Arthur (Jennifer) Hobbs of West Plains, Missouri, Amber Shaw of Florida, Erik Hobbs of Cape Coral, Florida, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Dennis is preceded in death by his parents Elbert and Rozella Hobbs and his brother.

    Dennis Newell Hobbs will be remembered for his musical talent, his kind spirit, and his dedication to helping others. He leaves behind cherished memories and a legacy of love.

    Services will be officiated by Pastor Jerry Arnold and pallbeares will be : Arthur Hobbs, Danny Hobbs, Cody Mazingo, Kyle Mazingo, Tristan Shaw, and Kellan Shaw. Honorary pallbearers will be : Erik Hobbs, CJ Carey, Austin Hibbs, Cameron Hibbs, and Woody Lamb.

    Visitation will be on Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel of Thayer, Missouri. 

    Funeral Services will be on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel of Thayer, Missouri. 

    Interment will be Friday, May 17, 2024, at the Koshkonong Cemetery of Koshkonong, Missouri. 

    Memorials can be left in care of the Carter Funeral Home Inc.,- Thayer, Missouri or the First Baptist Church Celebrate and Recovery at  112 N 3rd St, Thayer, MO 65791 (417) 264-3403

Service under the care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri



  1. Rosie Mainprize
    May 13, 2024 @ 5:45 pm

    Denins spent a lot of time at Celebrate Recovery. He enjoyed helping people ..also playing his guitar, singing and associating with everyone seeing them happy. He will be missed.


  2. Amber Redburn
    May 16, 2024 @ 1:13 pm

    Tammy & Woody and Family,

    So very sorry about the passing of your Father, Dennis. My Deepest Sympathy to all of you on his passing. God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Mrs. Amber Redburn(aka Mrs. Amber)


  3. Kerry fishbein
    May 17, 2024 @ 7:04 pm

    … Dennis Hobbs was a good friend …. I went to senior center and at church too with him. He was a good Christian …. now he can …. RIP … God took him home …. It’s not Goodbye, we will see him again in Heaven …..


  4. Deborah Reynolds
    May 20, 2024 @ 12:51 pm

    I met him at the park in Mammoth Spring. My Mother loved to hear him play and she sang with him several times. He was a wonderful, kind man. He will be missed in our community.


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