Barter Dobson


Barter Dobson, 87 of Milan passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.  Barter was born Wednesday November 7, 1928 in Sunman the son of Marcum and Thelma (Combs) Dobson.  After high school, he attended Purdue University and married Mary “Betty” (Huffman) September 21, 1948 and she survives.  Barter was an assistant cashier at the State bank of Milan for 37 years.  He was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church, Milan School Board, Milan Housing for the Elderly, Milan Fire Department, Milan Lions Club and had served as Treasurer of the Town of Milan.  Barter received the Lion’s “Melvin Jones Monarch Award”, Patron award by the students council of the Milan High School, and he was the bus driver and timer for the Milan High School Basketball team 1953-1954.  Barter enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, spending time in Florida during the winter months, loved animals, farming with his family, rabbit hunting with beagles, playing cards with good friends, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Barter is survived by wife: Mary “Betty” Dobson of Milan, Sons: Richard (Carol) Dobson of Oldenburg; John Dobson of Milan; Daughter: Karen (Terry) Werner of Batavia, OH; Sister: Mary Lou Whisman of Naples, FL. 7 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Imogene Dobson, and one Great-Grandson: Connor Hampson.

Funeral service will be at 11AM Wednesday June 22, 2016 at Milan First Baptist Church with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Burial will follow at New Craven Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5-8PM Tuesday June 21 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, also Milan Lions Club service will be 7:45PM.  Memorials may be made to SIDS; Milan Fire Dept. or Milan First Baptist Church.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S. Main St., Box 243, 47031. (812)654-2141.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the Family.