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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One Reply to “Robert Larry “Bob” Dobson, age 74, formerly of Jellico”

  1. Bob lived in the apartment below me and I got to see him on summer days when Austin would take him on a ride in his wheelchair. Austin was a very special person and he would always have Bob so neatly covered in blankets and such. Bob always looked so comfortable and happy. I would always talk to Bob and Austin and they were so friendly and kind. I am so sorry that I won’t see him again from from my balcony , but I will get to see him again when I get to Heaven. He was so blessed to have family who took such good care of him as well as Austin who is a very special person. Thanks to all who took such good care of him. I will miss Bob immensely and please know he is in my prayers.❤️ With much love,

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