Paul Dobbs, age 87 – Brookville

Franklin County, Indiana lost a beloved member of its community on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, when lifelong resident, Paul Dobbs, passed away.

Paul Dobbs, of Brookville, was born on February 22, 1934, in Cincinnati, a son to Sam and Bertha Goodin Dobbs. He served his country in the United States Air Force as a B-29 Mechanic from 1953 until 1957. Paul was an Atomic Veteran who served in Okinawa and California. He married his high school sweetheart, Delores Davis, on the hottest day of the year in August 1956 at Old Franklin Church and together they raised 2 beautiful children. After Paul and Delores returned to Franklin County, they started a dairy farm and eventually opened a store known as Parkside Plaza. Paul was a member of Old Franklin Church, Fairfield Masonic Lodge, and the American Legion Post #77. You could often find Paul talking with friends at Parkside, playing cards, bossing people around, or going hunting. He especially loved to spend time with his family. Paul had a warm smile and a knowing wink for all comers, but he always told you the truth, even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear.

Those surviving who will cherish Paul’s memory include his wife of over 64 years, Delores Dobbs of Brookville; one son, Dr. David (Kathy) Dobbs of Aurora; one daughter, Dianna (Jeff) Koester of Brookville; five grandchildren, Emily (Chris) Dobbs, Michael Dobbs, Matthew Dobbs, Caroline Koester, and Lauren Koester; one great-granddaughter, Gwen; as well as several nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by both of his parents and 8 siblings.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Paul will be laid to rest, with military honors, in the Old Franklin Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to Old Franklin Church and can be mailed to 8116 Bath Road, Brookville, IN 47012.

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