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Herbert Donald "Don" Dobbins


June 12, 2017

Herbert Donald “Don“ Dobbins, 77, of Brevard, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Thomas Dobbins and Ella Owens Dobbins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betsy, of 58 years. They were sweethearts since she was in the 8th grade, and they did most everything together. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Claude Dobbins and his sister, Nell Dobbins Horn.

They enjoyed camping at Cade’s Cove and watching nature and its wildlife around them. Much of his later enjoyment involved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Michael “Mike” Dobbins and his wife, Brenda; Amy Gwen Dobbins and Douglas “Doug” Dobbins and his wife, Debbie; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in the chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations, with Rev. Tommy Pressler officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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