E. Dean Dobbins
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E. Dean Dobbins
  • October 16, 1937 - September 18, 2010
  • Chillicothe, Illinois

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E. Dean "Dino" Dobbins, age 72, of Rome, passed away Saturday Sep. 18, 2010 at 1:50 p.m. at his residence.

He was born Oct. 16, 1937 in Tulsa, OK to John and Grace (Boles) Dobbins. He married Lenora "Eve" Stewart June 1, 1956 in Tulsa. She survives along with one daughter, Dana (Jeff) Dennis of Richmond, KY, one son Allen Dobbins of Chillicothe, and three sisters: Joann Godwin of San Jose, CA, Joyce Jeck of Tulsa, and Nellie DuVall of Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Johnnie Dobbins.

Dean was a journeyman plumber in the Peoria area for over 50 years, retiring in 1999. He was devoted to his wife and children, loved to cook for family and friends, and discovered golf during his retirement. His life long passion was country music. Dean was a gifted singer and an accomplished steel guitar player who performed with several country music legends all over the United States. More recently he attended annual steel guitar conventions where he enjoyed meeting people from around the world.

Funeral services will be Friday Sep. 24, 2010 at 12 Noon at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rescue 33 in Chillicothe.

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