Floyd "David" Dobbs

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Funeral services will be held for Floyd "David" Dobbs, 55, at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches with the Rev. Bill Gandin officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches. Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches. Floyd "David" Dobbs, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Nacogdoches, lived a life full of joy and laughter. He died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Pagoda Springs, Calif. He was born in Magnolia, Ark. 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 four years. David owned Floyd David Dobbs Painting Company in Oceanside, Calif. David was an active sponsor and leader for Alcoholics Anonymous for the Southern District of California. 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 every day 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 Oceanside, Calif.; sister, Lee Ann Dobbs Love and husband, Lynn, of Friendswood; his children, David Wayne Dobbs and Debra Dobbs of Farmington, N.M. 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!" Laird Funeral Home.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 5, 2014
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