Carl Lee Dobbs Sr.

May 25, 1940March 6, 2018

Carl Lee “Pop” Dobbs, Sr., 77 of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

He was born May 25, 1940 in Hardin Co., Kentucky, the son of Marion Rucker and Margaret Louise (Drew) Dobbs. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Marion Robert, Marion Edward and Paul Dean; two brothers-in-law, William P. Riley and Harold E. Bowen.

Carl retired from Radcliff Co. as a maintenance director. He was a United States Navy Veteran, where he was in the Construction Battalion “Seabees”. He was also a member of the Jefferson Masonic Lodge #104.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Jo Dobbs; five sons, Carl, Jr., Charles, Curtis (Cassandra), Cary (Stephanie), and Christopher (Jennifer); five sisters, Margaret Riley, Sally Edwards, Pat Bowen, Ruth Williams, Darlene Staskawicz (David); eight grandchildren, Cameron (Kelli), Travis, Corey, Kadi, Kelsey, Collin, Lillian, and Sophia; five great-grandchildren, Lacie, Leah, Cannon, Liam and Carson; as well many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

A service to celebrate Carl’s life will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Burial with military honors will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2-8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be given to the Lyndon Independent Baptist Church, 1628 Roosevelt Ave. Louisville, KY 40242.

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  • Lyndon Independent Baptist Church


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Carl Lee Dobbs Sr.

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phil hogue

March 13, 2018

One of the greatest men I've ever known has left us, but the things he did for us will never be forgotten. He instilled in each of us a tremendous ethic that without him we would never have achieved. Whether it be work or play, he taught us to give your best. Rarely do you find a man with as much love and compassion as Pop had. I will be forever grateful for the pleasure of him calling us boys son. Pop you will be and are in our hearts forever. Thank you for being my Pop.

Amanda (Dobbs) Newbold

March 9, 2018

My favorite memory of Uncle Carl was when it snowed and you all lived on Cimmeron Trail. He put me in some of Chris clothes and his cowboy boots and let me go play in the snow. I loved him so much, he was like a second dad to me. I remember him and daddy(his brother Marion Robert) always joking and laughing. I will never forget you Uncle Carl. I love you and I miss very much. To my Aunt Mary Jo and my cousins, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know the pain in your hearts. Because I still have that pain. All my love and heart to you all.

Patty Melear

March 9, 2018

We,( some of the extended family) want to say How much we love and How thankful we are to have had the open door policy all of our lives to know we were always welcome to come and talk with Pop and Mom and to feel the LOVE that they both had for all of us, you don't find in life many people like them that would open up their home and hearts for so many thank you we will always be grateful, Pop you will be sorely missed by all., cherish always Patty (Hendricks)Melear