In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association and left at the funeral home.
Gary Dean Dobbs, age 78, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away after a short illness on Monday, April 22, 2019. Gary was born March 31, 1941, to Kenneth & Martha (Gilpin) Dobbs.
Gary was an avid fan of NASCAR and stock car racing in general. He spent many happy nights as a pit crew member for his brother, brother-in-law and nephews. There was no place he’d rather be than at the speedway.
One of his proudest accomplishments was retiring from the El Dorado Springs School District as a custodian after over thirteen years of service. An entire generation of children knew him as Dobber, Uncle Gary, or Grandpa Dobbs.
Preceding Gary in death were: his parents; one brother, Dennis Dobbs; and two sisters, Patricia Amick and Andrea Yoder.
Survivors include: his wife, Velda and son Anthony Graves of the home; two daughters, Teresa Edwards and husband Kevin of Lyons, KS, and Tonya Mitchell and husband Robert of Boalsburg, PA; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters; four brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.