Donald "Donnie" Nile Dobbins Donald "Donnie" Nile Dobbins, 71, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born in Waynesboro, Virginia, the son of Carl and Virginia Dobbins, he was at home in Knoxville. He is survived by his aunt, Jean Garber; and uncle "Chubby" Dobbins; two sisters, Beverly Weatherholtz and her husband, Garnett, Carolyn Beard and her husband, Jerry; brother, Rennie Dobbins and his wife, Becky; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves his loving children, Dana Whidby and her husband, Michael, Kimberly Dobbins Pack and her husband, Stewart; Pamela Booher and her husband, Thomas, Jason Dobbins and his wife, Robin. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren he adored, Michaela, Madisen, Henry, Simon, Julia, Ethan, Ava, Owen and little Cameron. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the home of Stewart and Kimberly Pack, 529 Everett Road Knoxville, TN 37934. Donnie proudly served his country for eight and one half years as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee. An additional memorial service will be held in Waynesboro, Virginia, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1132 or online at: donations.diabetes.org
. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. 865-6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.
This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.