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Loy Henderson Dobbins
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1920
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 2001
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA

Son of Vera Rufinia Carter and Warren Morphis Dobbins. Husband of Joyce Baker; married December 25, 1945. Father of Ruth Anne and Denise.

Dobbins, PhD, Loy Henderson
Loy Henderson Dobbins expired at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was a resident of Baton Rouge since 1965. Dr. Dobbins was born Feb. 4, 1920, in the Marseilles community near Athens in Claiborne Parish. Preceded in death are his parents, W.M. Dobbins and Vera R. Carter; half-brother, Drew Dobbins, and a sister Erline Dobbins Thompson. He graduated from Athens High School and received bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degrees from LSU. He served in the military during World War II and received the Purple Heart for services rendered in the invasion of Guam and a Bronze Star for meritorious service on the island of LeShima in the Pacific Theater. After the Japanese surrendered, he participated in the occupation of Japan on the northern island of Hokado. On returning home, he married Joyce Maxine Baker. For 17 years he taught agriculture in Haynesville High School and was selected outstanding agriculture teacher for the nation in 1963. While teaching in Haynesville, he had a radio program early in the morning on KEEL. He served as judge in many livestock shows. He was a strong supporter of the Future Farmers of America. After receiving his Ph.D. he taught at LSU, Southern University, and University of New Orleans. Even after retirement he continued to pursue his agricultural interests by gardening, managing his timberland, and landscaping at University Baptist Church. Dr. Dobbins was a longtime member of the Masonic Order, El Karuba Shrine Temple, Alpha Gamma Rho. Phi Delta Kappa, Red Stick Forestry Association, and volunteered at Lod Cook LSU Alumni Center.

Baton Rouge Advocate, September 11, 2001 
Family links: 
  Warren Morphis Dobbins (1895 - 1956)
  Vera Rufinia Carter Dobbins (1901 - 1927)
  Joyce Maxine Baker Dobbins (1920 - 2015)*
  Infant Girl Dobbins (1918 - 1918)*
  Loy Henderson Dobbins (1920 - 2001)
  Opal Erline Dobbins Cheatham Thompson (1923 - 1999)*
  Chloie Mildred Dobbins (1925 - 2001)*
  Drew Atkins Dobbins (1931 - 1975)**
*Calculated relationship
Hurricane Cemetery
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Ruth Dobbins Bennett
Record added: Sep 16, 2006
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Loy Henderson Dobbins
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Loy Henderson Dobbins
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Loy Henderson Dobbins
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