|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2008|
Mr. Pinky Eugene Dobbs, 85 years, of Anderson, Mo., departed this life on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the Freeman Hospital in Neosho, Mo. Pinky was born on June 7, 1923, in the Beeman Hollow area in rural McDonald County, Mo., son of the late Vernon E. and Wiley L. (Tracy) Dobbs. He graduated from Anderson High School in the class of 1942. On Oct. 26, 1942, in Joplin, Mo., he was united in marriage to Mary Louise Hutchison and to this union three children were born. He was a farmer after high school and then went to work for an aircraft factory in Los Angles before being drafted into the navy during World War II. He served his country faithfully for over 33 years, retiring on Aug. 16, 1975, as a command sergeant major. He was a veteran of the Pacific War and also performed two combat tours of duty in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged he returned to McDonald County, where he served two years as mayor of Pineville. He was a member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge #621, the Odd Fellows and the Scottish Rite. He was a longtime active member of the Anderson United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant son. Pinky is survived by his wife, of 66 years, Mary Dobbs, of the home; a son, David Dobbs Sr. and wife, Lieselotte, of Goodman, Mo.; a daughter, Deborah S. Davis and husband, Larry, of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Regan, of Denver, Colo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and many friends. Funeral services for Mr. Pinky Eugene Dobbs are 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, with Pastor Gary Rees officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Anderson Cemetery. Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Todd Davis, David Dobbs Jr., Larry Davis, Daniel Cullers, Kelly Dobbs and Rodney Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Dalton, Patrick Dalton, Rustin Dalton, Andera Davis, Davina Cullers, Liane Marcum and Dub Tracy. A Masonic service will be held on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with visitation to follow until 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Mary Louise Hutchison Dobbs (1923 - 2011)*
Anderson (McDonald County)
Created by: Sarah Capps
Record added: Nov 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31162896