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Gary Thomas Dobbs

Gary Thomas Dobbs, age 66, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Mena.

He was born December 23, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona to Thomas Winfield Dobbs and Mary Hazel Roberts Dobbs.

He loved to play guitar and sing with the family at gatherings. As a child he wanted to be in the Army and when of age, he joined up spending time in Germany. He was a truck driver for many years until he was disabled due to a car accident. He enjoyed his family and friends and always had a good story. He was looking at a future in Heaven and the incredible love he would find.

Gary is survived by his son, Anthony Dobbs of Virginia; daughter, Whitney Dobbs of Santa Cruz, California, half- brother, Charles McDanniel of Sacramento, California; sisters, Darlene Rostollan of Kentucky, Phyllis Sellmer of Montana, half-sister, Joyce Ayres of Rocklin, California; step-son, Chris Chesser of Mena, Arkansas; step-daughter, Sheila Justice of Florida; several grandchildren; ex-wife, Colleen Dobbs of Santa Cruz, California; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Darrell Lee Dobbs; half-sister, Pat Myers; and wife, Joyce Brock.

Mr. Dobbs will be sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. The family will meet for a Celebration of Life at a later date when all can come together.

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