Marvin Dobbs

Marvin A. Dobbs

Wednesday, July 6th, 1927 - Sunday, June 6th, 2021
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Marvin A. Dobbs of Potosi, Missouri, was born on July 6, 1927, in Reynolds County, Missouri, the second child of Thomas and Elsie (Brooks) Dobbs. Marvin passed away on June 6, 2021, having reached the age of ninety-three years and eleven months.

On July 30, 1946 in Ironton, Missouri, Marvin was united in marriage to Retha Fryman, and two daughters were born to this union.

Those who remain to cherish his memory include his two daughters: Debbie (Jerry) McGinness and Terry Dobbs, both of Potosi;

Two sisters: Willadean Pryor of Mountain View, and Patricia (Bob) Meyer of Oakville;

Five grandchildren: Juan (Lori) McGinness of Arnold, Jamie (Jackie) McGinness of Sunset Hills, Jarah McGinness (Brent McClain) of Caledonia, Jordy McGinness of Mehlville, and Jensen McGinness of Potosi;

Ten great-grandchildren: Jalynn Politte, Gavin McGinness, Noah McGinness, Anndi McGinness, Jamison Politte, Luke McGinness, James (Bub) Politte, Maggie McGinness, Sam McGinness, and Grant McGinness.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Retha (Fryman) Dobbs;

His parents Thomas Edward Dobbs and Elsie Elgia (Brooks) Dobbs;

Five brothers: Lavern Martin, Ray Martin, Infant Cowell Dobbs, Merel Dobbs and Billy Dobbs;

Four brothers-in-law: Paul Barton, Allen Trolinger, Gene Pryor, and Glenwood Skaggs;

Two sisters: Mildred Skaggs and Reva Trolinger;

One great-granddaughter, Lexie McGinness.

Marvin grew up on the family farm in Greely, Missouri, in Reynolds County, later moving to Belleview in Iron County and then to Potosi. He was employed for many years as a bed laster at Brown Shoe Company and later as a heavy equipment maintenance mechanic for St. Joe Minerals Corporation, the job from which he retired. Marvin had an avid interest in antique automobiles, restoring to pristine condition several Model A and Model T Fords along with several early 1960 era Ford Mustangs. In his later years, his interests turned to old tractors and heavy equipment, both of which he used to build and maintain the two lakes on his property. Grandpa Marvin, as he was known, had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His involvement with their lives created many lasting memories which they will carry with them forever. He and his many skills will be sorely missed.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 4:30-8pm at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9-11 am.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11 am at the DeClue Memorial Chapel with Elder Mike Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery in Caledonia, Missouri.

Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of DeClue Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 | 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, June 11th, 2021 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 11:00am
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Elder Mike Jarvis
  • Interment

    Caledonia Methodist Cemetery
    Caledonia, MO


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