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1935 DESTER 2014


March 10, 1935 — November 14, 2014

Dester Dobbs, age 79, passed away Friday, November 14, at his home in Stearns.

He was born in McCreary County, Kentucky on March 10, 1935, the son of the late Sheardie and Mattie Phillips Dobbs.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers and sisters; Willard Dobbs, Estil Dobbs, Carl Dobbs, Stanley Dobbs, Leslie Dobbs, Kathleen Dobbs and Doris Dobbs.

He was united in marriage to Wilma Jean (Jones) Dobbs on November 28, 1959, and they had 14 children:  Carolyn (and Tom) Abbott of Stearns, Kathy (and Wayne) Dishman of Stearns, Bradley Dobbs of Stearns, Frank (and Donna) Dobbs of Stearns, Irene (and Mickey) Ard of Wayne County, Julie (and Charles) Smith of Stearns, Thomas (and Dealie) Dobbs of Stearns, Sandy (and Shane) Lowe of Stearns, Randy (and Lynn) Dobbs of Stearns, David (and Kim) Dobbs of Wayne County, Timothy (and Becky) Dobbs of Stearns, Janie (and Jason) Adkins of Stearns, and Nora and Zora Dobbs who are deceased.

He has a brother Donald Dobbs of Stearns and a sister Betty (Dobbs) Jones also of Stearns.  Dester and Wilma was blessed with 24 grandchildren (1 deceased; Carrie Abbott), 20 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Dester had been a coal miner and a logger most of his life.  He had worked for Harrison Steel at one time and drove a bus for the McCreary County Schools.  He was a member of the Cherokee United Baptist Church since the age of 17.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and working with his flowers and fruit trees.  He leaves behind a great legacy and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. David Vaughn officiating.  Burial will be at the Bud Gregory Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday evening after 6:00 at the funeral home.
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