Glenn Richard “Dick” Dobbins, age 82, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born August 26, 1938, in Kansas City, Missouri, son of the late Glenn Oliver and Bonnie (Riley) Dobbins.
On June 5, 1975, in Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Karen (Whitworth) Dobbins.
Dick owned and operated Dobbins Construction Company in Laurie for over fifty years. He was very proud that he built the very first enclosed mall in Laurie! As he looked up and down the streets of Laurie, there were many commercial buildings that were the product of Dobbins Construction Company. He felt blessed! He was also Chairman of the Board of the Village of Laurie and was instrumental in taking Laurie from a “Village” to a “City”.
He was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie. When Dick wasn’t building beautiful homes in the lake area, he could be found outdoors hunting and fishing.
He loved his family, and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart! Dick, who was affectionately known as a master builder, is now spending eternity in the presence of God, his Master Builder.
In addition to his wife, Karen, he is survived by his children, Cheryl Dobbins of Raytown, Missouri, Todd Dobbins and wife Renee of Holden, Missouri, Deanna Sears and husband Eric of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Kristopher Hatfield and wife Kara of Hollister, Missouri, Kurt Hatfield of Melbourne, Florida and Travis Dobbins and wife Veronica of Laurie, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Dobbins and wife Pat of Meadville, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, December 28th, at the Ozark Chapel Cemetery in Laurie with Pastor Tim Lee officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, at the cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
Posted online on December 28, 2020