William Dean “Bill” Dobbs was called home on Saturday evening, November 26, 2022, after a two-year battle with cancer and kidney disease.
He was born November 18, 1954, to the union of A.G.”Bob” Dobbs and Virgie Christine Sreaves. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Karen, as well as four children, Erin (Justin) Farmer, Emmy (Tien) Duong, Allie (Jason) Wakefield, and Spencer (Rachel) Dobbs. He is further survived by a plethora of grandchildren and great children. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bob.
Bill spent his working career as a manager for the Springfield Boys’ Club, a facility manager for the Missouri Division of Youth Services, and a law career that spanned 23 years as a Prosecuting Attorney. He was committed to serving his community, his family, and his clients. Bill especially enjoyed historical reenactments of the Mountain Man era, Cowboy Action Shooting, and riding motorcycles. Bill treasured his lifelong friendships and large, extended family. He felt extremely blessed by the number of people he considered to be close friends.
Services will be held on Friday evening, December 2, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes and will be presided over by Rev. Thomas Plumbley. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society–courtesy of Ozark Funeral Home.