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John Dobbs was born in Springdale, Ark., on Oct. 18, 1937. The family moved to Coalinga when he was 3 years old. John attended Coalinga schools, graduating from high school in 1955 and Fresno State in 1960.
Following graduation he entered the Army, serving in Vietnam. He worked for California Planting Cotton Seed Distributors for 37 years, retiring in 2000.
John's happiest days were spent in front of a barbecue wielding a spatula, a fishing pole in hand or traveling in search of a new fishing adventure.
Survivors include his wife, Suzie; daughters Jennifer Ayres (Paul) and Stephanie Trickey (Jerry); son Timothy Dobbs (Heather); and grandchildren Christopher and Steven Trickey, Jenna Ayres and Charlie Dobbs.
Private burial Services will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the Congregational Bible Church, 430 E. Tulare Ave., Shafter 93263.