Ronald Lee Hobbs, 82, of Salina, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on July 12, 1940, in Salina; the son of Robert and Lorene (Pirtle) Hobbs. Ronald graduated from Berryhill High School. He faithfully served in the United States Air Force and was proud of the moment he was on the JFK Inauguration Honor Guard. He married Jeanan Kay on July 17, 1959, at the age of 19 and they have celebrated 63 years of marriage. Ronald held many titles throughout his life and was involved in many different organizations. He was the Mayor of Salina, served on the Salina Volunteer Fire Department, Salina City Council, and in his younger years, flew crop dusters and drove a dirt track race car. He worked in the pipeline industry for many years and retired as a Right of Way agent for Mapco & Williams. Ronald was a jack of all trades and leaves behind many memories for his family and friends to remember.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October, 19, 2022 in the Ross – Mayes Cemetery in Salina. Honorary casket bearers will be Eugene Haikey, Gary Haikey, Bryce Hobbs, Jed Hanna, Kaleb Haikey, Kyle Haikey, Ethan Haikey, Tobi Haikey, Devon Haikey, Malachi Hanna, Timothy Hanna, Isaiah Hanna, Asher Hobbs, Ryder Hobbs, and Parker Hobbs. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Shipman’s Funeral Home in Pryor. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Ronald is survived by his wife Jeanan Hobbs of the home; son, Brett Hobbs and wife Jo of Salina, Oklahoma; daughter, Robin Blackwell of Salina, Oklahoma; brothers, Bruce Hobbs and Doris of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Jim Hobbs of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and Royce Hobbs and wife Delinda of Stillwater, Oklahoma; sisters, Joyce Stone and husband Mike of Texas; 5 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lorene Hobbs; and great grandson, Rylan Haikey.