OBITUARY

Donald R. Dobson

September 16, 1937April 30, 2021

Donald Ross Dobson, 83, passed away on April 30,2021, in Palm Bay, FI. He was the widower of Mary Ann Fernander Dobson. They shared 56 years of marriage together.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of John and Alma Irene Dobson. He graduated from Seminole State College and the Amarillo Texas Police Academy. He was a law enforcement officer, serving over 40 years at multiple agencies, including as Chief of Police at Winter Springs, FL He retired from the Cocoa Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff Department Work Farm. Previous to this, he served proudly as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and hard-hat deep sea welder diver. He enjoyed gardening and leather work. He will be remembered for his dedication to his family and for his love of police work. He is survived by his children Debbie Harris, Benjamin Ross Eberhardt, Sandra Dawn Dobson, John Ross Dobson, and Kelly Ann Dobson, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, wife and grandchild, Taylor Eberhardt. Graveside service will be held on May 5,2021, at 10 am at Fountainhead Memorial Park, 7359 Babcock St SE, Palm Bay, FL. There will be no viewing.

Services

  • Graveside Servce

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Chris Deisler

May 5, 2021

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to attend the services for former Chief Dobson this morning. I was happy to share respects and condolences on behalf of the entire membership of the Police Department.

Chris Deisler
Chief of Police
Winter Springs Police Department

Bill Gregory

May 4, 2021

My deepest sympathy to your family on the passing of your loved one. I had the pleasure of working with Don at CPD. He was a man of integrity and someone you could count on when duty calls. It was my privilege and honor to work with such a fine dedicated law enforcement officer as Don. I know that your family is very proud of his service to this nation and the communities he served. May God grant you peace and comfort as you deal with his loss.
Bill Gregory
Ret: Deputy Chief

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY