Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 29, 2011 2:43 am EDT


MANSFIELD — Charles Russell Dobbins, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

He was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Dante, Va., he was the son of Samuel and Rosa (Roach) Dobbins and attended Tazwell High School in Virginia. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Russ served in Central America during World War II. He worked for Columbia Gas, retiring in 1986.

Survived by three children, Carolyn (Keith) Love, Thomas (Debra) Dobbins-Lyons, Charles Russell Dobbins Jr. (Mary); stepdaughter, Shirley (Calvin) Baldwin; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a cherished friend at The Waterford, Dottie Walker.

Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Stewart Dobbins; brother, Albert; and sisters, Margaret, Mabel, Ruth.

Friends may call Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Joseph Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

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