Bailey Memorial

6701 West Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL


Highland Ralph Dobson

July 5, 1942July 21, 2020

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Highland Ralph Dobson (Dobby), passed away at the age of 78 at Broward Health Hospital in Coral Springs, Florida.

Dobby was born on July 5, 1942 in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Central Branch Elementary School, Kingston College and the College of Arts, Science and Technology where he earned an Associate Degree.

His passion was music which took him all over the world as an entertainer with his reggae style of music. In addition to his singing career, his first job was at the Gleaner Company as a proofreader and later on in sales at Colgate Palmolive and Cadbury Foods.

He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile and kind spirit. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agatha, stepfather, Clifford, father, Kenneth, and grandmother, Belle. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held on August 22, 2020 at 11 am at:

Village United Methodist Church 1001 SW 71st Avenue (Rock Island Road) North Fort Lauderdale, FL 33068


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Basio Patrick

August 2, 2020

Big 7 Promotions is very saddened by the loss or our friend Dobby Dobson. We formed a special bond with him after he performed for us on one of our shows. We send our condolences to his family during this sad time. May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

Osra Lindo

August 1, 2020

With fond memories from long ago and far away. Rest in peace Dobby.

Miss Os

Claudette Lewin

July 30, 2020

Highland ( Dobby) , your friendship can never be replaced. Words cannot explain the vacuum you left behind. " Sweet Dreams" my friend. The song is ended but the melody lingers on.

KIngston College OBA Florida Chapter

July 29, 2020

It’s hard to understand why loved ones are taken from us.Dobby,find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well lived life.RIP

Maxine Morais

July 29, 2020

Continue singing with the Angel's rip from Maxine Morais

Michael Morais

July 29, 2020

Forever loved and in our hearts . May your soul find eternal rest Selah.
Your brother Michael.

Hortense Anglin

July 28, 2020

In Loving Remembrance. Rest in Peace.

Miss Tense (H's)

Marjorie Coombs

July 28, 2020


Yasmin Morais

July 28, 2020

Rest on in peace in the arms of your Savior. Thanks for leaving me with so many beautiful memories as my big brother. Endless love. Yasmin

Donna Carey

July 28, 2020

My dearest big brother, Dobby, you will be sorely missed and will be forever in my heart.

Donna (Donzie)


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