OBITUARY

Steven "Steve" Ray Dobbs

February 12, 1955February 1, 2019
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Steve Dobbs, 63, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away February 1, 2019. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Friday, February 8, 2019 at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112. Entombment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice, in memory of Steve.

Steve was born February 12, 1955 in Great Bend, Kansas to E. Wayne and Norma Lee Dobbs. He graduated from Great Bend High School and attended Barton County Community College. Steve graduated from The Kansas City Area Vocational-Technical School, where he learned his engineering technical skills. He worked for engineering firms in Kansas City and Topeka and retired in 2017 from CFS Engineers as a Senior Engineering Technician. Steve was a talented vocalist and guitarist and played in numerous weddings for friends and family. He was also very involved with his family and their activities.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Norma Lee Dobbs, and his sister-in-law, Rhonda Renee Dobbs.

He is survived by his siblings, Karen Simpson and her husband William of Lawrence, KS, Gary Dobbs and his wife Rhonda of Spring, TX, Dallas Dobbs of Grand Lake, OK, and Kala Patterson and her husband Dennis of Lawrence, KS, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and his former wife, Becky Bullock Dobbs.

Fond memories and condolences for Steve may be left at www.chapelhill-butler.com, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home.

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Marisa Deason

February 14, 2019

My deepest sympathy to all on the loss of precious Steve. I know how hard it is to lose a sibling and so thankful you have a close family to lean on during this difficult time. I am blessed with wonderful memories of Steve and the entire Dobbs family. No matter how short or long the time was between my visits with Steve I always felt like it seemed like only yesterday. I will deeply miss him, his bear hugs, twinkling eyes, warmth, sense of humor, lively conversations, and the music to name just a few. Steve exuded music from the core of his being and shared his gifts with all. The many "concerts" I was in attendance for with Steve, Gary and Bill are embedded in my soul and have brought me so much joy! My heart is so full and heavy at the same time just thinking of those memories and the lasting impact they have had on me. I will forever miss Steve's earthly presence and he will continue to live on in my heart. My thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with each and everyone of you!

Love and hugs,
Marisa

Alyssa Lacefield

February 9, 2019

Uncle Steve. I wouldn’t be “Alyssa” if you wouldn’t have suggested the name. I wouldn’t know the words to as many songs. And I certainly wouldn’t debate politics the same way, had we not spent years discussing the merits of the Republican agenda. I loved singing with you. You were my favorite “Bachelor/Bachelorette” watching companion. Your hugs warmed my heart and your birthday wishes made me feel loved each and every year. I am so thankful I grew up so close to you. Thank you for loving me. I love you now and forever.

Kent Wade

February 8, 2019

So sorry to read of Steve's passing. We played some ball and sang together back at old GBHS and he was a fun person to know. Luckily, I ran into Steve a couple of years ago in Lawrence and had some fun catching up and talking about our lives since GB. My deepest sympathy to the family. Rest in peace, Steve.

Kathy Rathbun

February 7, 2019

I was in Steve’s class at GBHS and we both went on to BCJC. Spent many hours practicing and singing with Steve at both schools. I was able to catch up with Steve at a gathering in Lawrence a couple years ago; same fun, sweet guy from the ‘70’s! You will be sorely missed Steve Dobbs.
Prayers for all,
Kathy Rathbun

Debbie Coddington Hasty

February 7, 2019

Steve was my Prom date both Junior and Senior years. The time we spent dancing, singing and laughing I will never forget. We had so much fun our Junior year we decided to do it twice. I'm just sorry that he never made any of our class reunions, I would have loved to have reconnected. Fond memories. . .he will be missed.

David McKown

February 7, 2019

To the Dobbs Family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss of Steve. As one who lost his brother from the GBHS Class Of ‘74 is too young to die IMO. Rest In Peace Steve.

Daryl Hertel

February 7, 2019

From gbhs class of 1973 we send our deapest heart felt sympathy for Steve and family,rest in peace ole buddy

Judy Johnson

February 7, 2019

Had a good time at Steve and Becky's Christmas Party one year and glad to have met Steve and sure enjoyed the music!!! Judy and Ivan Johnson

Gerard (Moe) Guesnier

February 7, 2019

I was very saddened to hear of the news of my old friend Steve Dobbs. I met him when we were young kids behind Lincoln Elementary on the baseball field in Great Bend, KS. Besides being a talented musician he could play ball too and could make a baseball twist in the wind. The picture is of Steve at Royals Stadium in 1979 when we both lived in KC and where we went to many Royals game together at that time. I am going to miss many of the long & funny conversations we used to have on the phone as Steve could get very animated about politics and life in general. I only wish we could have had a couple more beers together before you left the arena Steve, but I will catch up with you later. Until then I will pray for you and your family during this very difficult time for them. Rest in Peace my dear friend!

Ken Shaheen

February 5, 2019

I am so sorry to hear that Steve passed away recently! Steve was a terrific singer who was a member of the Barton Community College 1973-1974 Hilltop Singers under my direction. My condolences go to his family who have lost a great member. In reading the numerous messages here and on facebook one observation stands out that really impresses me and that is that performing music remained a significant part of his life to the very end. He really exemplified the value that music plays in a lifetime! He will be sorely missed by all who knew him!

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Biography

Steve Dobbs, 63, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away February 1, 2019. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Friday, February 8, 2019 at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112. Entombment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice, in memory of Steve.

Steve was born February 12, 1955 in Great Bend, Kansas to E. Wayne and Norma Lee Dobbs. He graduated from Great Bend High School and attended Barton County Community College. Steve graduated from The Kansas City Area Vocational-Technical School, where he learned his engineering technical skills. He worked for engineering firms in Kansas City and Topeka and retired in 2017 from CFS Engineers as a Senior Engineering Technician. Steve was a talented vocalist and guitarist and played in numerous weddings for friends and family. He was also very involved with his family and their activities.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Norma Lee Dobbs, and his sister-in-law, Rhonda Renee Dobbs.

He is survived by his siblings, Karen Simpson and her husband William of Lawrence, KS, Gary Dobbs and his wife Rhonda of Spring, TX, Dallas Dobbs of Grand Lake, OK, and Kala Patterson and her husband Dennis of Lawrence, KS, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and his former wife, Becky Bullock Dobbs.

Fond memories and condolences for Steve may be left at www.chapelhill-butler.com, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home.