Ike G. Hobson

83 year old Ike G. Hobson of Ardmore, Tennessee died Monday at his residence. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in Ardmore, Alabama. Edd Templeton and Debby Eubanks will officiate and burial will be in the Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore, Alabama. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Hobson was born in Liberty to Auburn Hobson and Calysta Atwell Hobson. He and his family moved from Smithville to Ardmore in 1963. He was a member of the Ardmore United Methodist Church, CEO of the Bank of Ardmore until his retirement in 1989, and he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, VFW, and organizer of the Elk River Development Board. Hobson was also co-founder of the WSLV radio station in Ardmore, Tennessee, a member of the Tennessee Bankers Association, and a director of the Bank of Perry County. He served in the U.S. Navy and was wounded on the USS Montpelier during World War II. Hobson was an active Mason and he organized the Ardmore Industrial Develoment Board. In addition to his parents, Hobson was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Hobson and a sister, Doris Gentry. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Hobson of Ardmore, Tennessee. A son, Randy and his wife Kathy Hobson of Fayetteville. A daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Gerry Shannon of Huntsville, Alabama. Five grandchildren, Heidi and husband John Richardson, Auburn and wife Jill Hobson, Anna Lindsey and husband Jason Keen, and Kylie and Haley Shannon. The family requests that donations be made to the Ardmore United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund at Ardmore, Tennessee, 38449. Armore Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

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