Joseph Ray Hobson, age 36 of Salem, passed away on August 20, 2016. He was born on January 1, 1980 in Salem; he was the son of Jody Ray Hobson and Teresa Ann Barger Lloyd.

Joseph was self-employed and was a member of the New Salem Church of God.

Survivors include his parents and sister, Amanda Sue Hobson Snider; he was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 23, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem and from 10 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM Wednesday.

Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.