Robert Larry “Bob” Dobson, age 74, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday morning, March 23, 2022, at his home.
He was born on April 17, 1947, to the late Joe C. Dobson, Sr. and Bessie (Gilreath) Dobson in Jellico. His paternal grandparents were the late John Dobson and Alice (Burton) Dobson. His maternal grandparents were the late William A. Gilreath and Ida Mae (Creekmore) Gilreath.
Bob worked for many years at the City & County Building as a file clerk for Knox County. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Jellico.
In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Dobson, James H. “Jimmy” Dobson, and William Grady Dobson.
He is survived by two brothers, Joe C. Dobson, Jr., and wife, Judy, of Corbin, Kentucky, and Thomas Ray Dobson, and wife, Debra, of Powell, TN; 17nieces and nephews; 28 great-nieces and great nephews; and a host of friends, special caregivers, neighbors, and other relatives to mourn his passing.
The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to all of the nurses and caregivers who provided excellent care, compassion, and friendship throughout the years for Bob – especially Austin Myers.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday afternoon, March 27, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral will follow on Sunday afternoon, March 27, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. E. Wayne Barton, II, officiating.
Graveside service and interment will immediately follow the funeral service in the Jellico Cemetery.
Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.
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