MARION Robert "Bob" "Pops" Reid Dobson, 82, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at St. Joseph Campus in Asheville. Bob was born March 21, 1935, in McDowell County, to the late Joseph Dobson and Virginia Lonon Dobson. He retired from Baxter Healthcare. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and NASCAR. Bob was a fun-loving man with a great sense of humor! He loved to make others laugh. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Banner Dobson and their son, Reid Dobson. Left behind to cherish Bob's memory, are his wife of nine years, Patsy Elkins Hollifield; six children, Bobby Dobson (Glenda), Libby Dobson, Kerry Dobson, Jerry Dobson, Kim Dobson (Doc) and Janalisa Dobson Rhodes (Dave); two step-children, Kimberly Ledford (John) and Michael Hollifield; thirteen grandchildren, Josh (Val), Jeremy (April), Charlie (Kristin), Zack (Elizabeth), Derrick (Krystal), Jayce, Dusty (Annie), Lilly, Holly, Daniel, April, Kyle, and Cassie; two step-grandchildren, Adrienne and Isaiah; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Don Dobson (Linda). The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., today (Friday, Feb. 23), at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home with Bobby Dobson and Josh Dobson officiating. Burial will follow the service, at Ballew Cemetery. Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Dobson family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call 828-559-8111.

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