RIO RANCHO, N.M. – David Wayne Dobson, 67, peacefully crossed over to the Lord at 9:32 p.m. Sunday (April 6, 2014) in Albuquerque, N.M., after a short but hard-fought battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded by family and his loving wife Lisa.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, with Masonic services at 5 p.m. by Bement Masonic Lodge 365 AF&AM, at Roux-Hinds Funeral Home. 348 N. Piatt St., Bement.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 249 N. Macon St., Bement. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Burial with military graveside rites by the Albert Parker American Legion Post 620 will immediately follow in Cerro Gordo Township Cemetery, Cerro Gordo.
David W. Dobson, the "Artful Dodger," was born Jan. 28, 1947, in Decatur, a son to Wayne and Mary Dobson; they preceded him in death. He married Lisa Tronset Dobson on May 15, 1980, in Milmine. She survives.
Also surviving are his son, Seth D. Dobson, and wife Kathleen Muldoon; grandchildren, Genevieve M. Dobson and Gideon S. Dobson; brother, Thomas E. Dobson; sisters, Mary Patricia (John) Marker and Marcia K. (Gary) Burns; sisters-in-law, Gloria M. (Steve) Cotton and LaVerne D. (William) Kershaw; nephews, Clayton Dobson, Wesley Dobson, Brett Marker, Danny (Angie) Marker, Ryan (Erin) Marker and William Kershaw; nieces, Tiffany (Jeff) Dial, Marcy (Chris) Braden, Rebecca (Eden) Porter, Vanessa Dick, Shawna (Dustin) Adams and Kathleen (Taylor) Tuttle; and parents-in-law, Floyd and Marcella Tronset.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Bartley Jay Marker.
David was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1969, serving during the Vietnam War. He attended Parkland College in Champaign.
He enjoyed growing up on the family farm and then truck driving before he established his business, Dobson Automotive Inc., which he ran for over 15 years. After moving to New Mexico, Dave worked in real estate and automotive sales. He retired in 2008 and became an avid golfer, which he enjoyed very much with his many golfing buddies in New Mexico.
Dave had a great love of family and the last few years were focused on spending time with his grandchildren, visiting them in Vermont and New Mexico as often as possible. Dave was a member of the VFW and a Mason.
Memorials may be made to the Brendan B. McGinnis Congenital CMV Foundation (www.cmvfoundation.org) in support of his beloved grandson, Gideon.
Aaron and Susie Hinds of Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, have the honor to serve the family of Dave W. Dobson.