William E. Dobbs

September 18, 1946June 19, 2013

LTC William E. “Bill” Dobbs, born Sep. 18, 1946 in Anniston, AL, died June 19, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He proudly served in the United States Army Reserve from 1968 until his retirement in 2002. Bill was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

He was a police officer of Anniston, AL for two years, with continued police service in Dallas, TX. He later served as an investigator for the state of Texas until his retirement.

Bill was an avid reader and history buff, devoted husband, father and grandfather with a special place in his heart for his two puppies.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Rebecca Clark Dobbs; son, William R. Dobbs; daughter, Jennifer Gann; grandchildren, Haylee, Alexis, Ashton, Austin and Nicky; and sister, Barbara Rollins of Heflin.

A special thanks to Amedisys Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. A special thanks to his nurse Kelly Yarbrough and aide Loretta for making the road of darkness brighter. God bless you.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Gray Brown-Service Chapel with Bro. Darrell Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Jim Bush

June 24, 2013

I went thru Johnston Jr. High and Anniston High schools with Bill. Spent 25 years in Dallas until 1998 - I had no idea he was in the Dallas area. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Tom Wafer

June 22, 2013

Well Bill, I lost contact with Bill after he left DPD. He was a good police officer and a great man. He served his country with honor which is more than many can say. Rest in peace Bill and my deepest regrets to the family.

June 22, 2013

Rest in peace my fellow brother in blue. I didn't know you very well from working in different divisions here at DPD, but everyone I have spoken too had nothing but good words about you. Prayers to your family.

Detective (retired) Stan Mc Near, Dallas Police Department

Tony Sanders

June 22, 2013

I knew Bill when we were sergeants together in the early 80's at Central Patrol of the Dallas Police Department. He was a man of few words but had honor and a hard-work ethic in spades. You never had to worry about your back if Bill was on a call with you. He was a good cop and a good man.

Detective (Retired) Roy Hodgens

June 22, 2013

I feel the highest honor a lawn enforcement officer can receive at his/her passing is the simple statement, "he was a honest, hardworking and good cop" and Bill was certainly all of these.

I pray Bill's family and friends can find peace and comfort during this time of sadness and sorrow in the blessings of our Lord.

randy west

June 22, 2013

we will miss you uncle bill...

Richard Flor

June 22, 2013

Worked with Bill is late 60's ... pleasure to know him...

Captain Flor (Retired)