In Memory

Floyd David Dobbs




Obituary for Floyd Dobbs

Funeral services will be held for Floyd “David” Dobbs, 55, on Thursday, March 6,

2014, at 10:00 AM at First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches with Rev.

Bill Gandin officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation will be at Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches on Wednesday, March

5, 2014, from 5-7 PM.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches, TX.

Floyd “David” Dobbs, of Oceanside, California, formerly of Nacogdoches, TX

lived a life full of joy and laughter. He died on February 26, 2014 in Pagoda

Springs, California. He was born in Magnolia, Arkansas on July 20, 1958 to Floyd

Lee Dobbs and Kittie Burke Dobbs.

Upon graduation at Nacogdoches High School he entered service to his country

with the United States Marine Corps, where he earned the rank of Corporal. He

served 4 years.

David owned Floyd David Dobbs Painting Company in Oceanside, California.

David was an active sponsor and leader for AA for the Southern District of


David’s hobbies included spending time with his family and friends, watching the

San Diego Chargers and the Padres, deep sea fishing, and painting.

No one loved life more than David Dobbs. He was truly grateful for everyday that

God allowed him to be on the earth with us. He was a delight to be around.

Whether it was the twinkle in his eyes that were always dancing, the smile that

said “I love you unconditionally”, or the laugh that was so unforgettably

contagious and reproducible by no one, he created an atmosphere of which you

wanted to be a part. David could light up a room in moments; he never met a

stranger, at least not for long. David was a hard worker but never missed an

opportunity for the exciting moments in life. David understood the meaning of

life, living in the moment, and living life to the fullest. David lived his life in

service to others, the needy, the least of these, those who had been cast out. He

fulfilled his calling during all parts of the day and night. He never told a person,

and more importantly, the Lord no. It would be a challenge to live like David, in

full service to the Lord willing to go where others wouldn't dream. There is no

doubt when David ran through the gates of heaven Jesus was there saying “Well

done good and faithful servant”.

David is survived by his parents Floyd and Kittie Dobbs of Nacogdoches;

Brothers Barry Dobbs and wife Rita of Nacogdoches, and Bill Dobbs of Ocean

Side, California; Sister Lee Ann Dobbs Love and husband Lynn of Friendswood,

Texas; His children David Wayne Dobbs and Debra Dobbs of Farmington, New

Mexico and Alex Akers and wife Kathlee of Houston; and nieces and nephews

Chance and wife Sarah Love, Ginny Love, Garrett Love, Shelby Dobbs and Kallie

Dobbs; and his beloved dogs Louie and Gigi.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hopson, Mike McClain, Sam Moore, Kenneth “Taco”

Miller, Ronnie Fuller, Kevin Hand, and James Pennington and Victor Briley.

Today David would tell you “Put a smile on your face!”.