Elkmont councilman passes away, remembered by community


(WHNT) — A councilman from Elkmont passed away on Saturday, September 4.

In a brief statement, Elkmont Mayor Tracy Compton remembered Councilman Jessie Hobbs as a someone who cared for his town.

The Town of Elkmont suffered a great loss yesterday, September 4th, with the passing of Councilman Jessie Hobbs.

His contributions to the community are well known beyond his official duties on the council.

Just this past winter, Jessie cleared the streets in Elkmont of ice and snow using his own equipment. He was always doing acts of kindness like this for the town, Elkmont High School, and the community.

He loved his family and we pray for God’s comforting hand on all of them during this tragic time. Words cannot express the deep sorrow and sense of loss that I personally feel and share with so many that extends well beyond the town limits.

Elkmont Mayor Tracy Compton

In a Facebook post, local business Elkmont Food Mart also remembered Hobbs, stating, “Jessie and the entire Hobbs family have been long time customers of ours… we will miss seeing Jessie in the store telling stories, having a good conversation, and making us all laugh.”

“Please keep the Hobbs family and our amazing Elkmont community in your thoughts and prayers,” the statement concluded.

Funeral services for Hobbs will be held on Saturday, September 11 at Willow Oaks Farm. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the service at 4 p.m. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery.

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