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Kenneth L. Dobbs

Kenneth L. Dobbs

July 24, 1934~February 27, 2024

Kenneth Lamar Dobbs, 89, of Raiford, FL passed away Tuesday February 27, 2024. Kenneth was born July 24, 1934 to parents Lester and Nora. Kenneth’s father was a guard of Florida State Prison and their family resided in prison housing. He would attend school in Union County, graduating from Union County High School in 1952. The following year, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

Before enlisting, Kenneth was introduced by his cousin Louise to Ina Jean Thomas and would correspond with her while stationed in Alaska. Kenneth and Ina Jean were married in 1955 and would finish Kenneth’s military service stationed in Lake Charles, LA, before returning to Jacksonville to settle, start a family and begin what would be a long career with the U.S. Postal Service.

Kenneth’s greatest joy in life came from family, both biological and church families. He was a proud father, a doting “Papa” and a faithful member to Marietta Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Jacksonville for many years. He had recently moved his membership to Westside Baptist Church to be able to worship alongside his family when he was able.

Kenneth is survived by his children Lisa (Bob), and Steve (Heather); grandchildren Jessica, Lauren (Josh), Kirby and Andrew; great-grandchildren Jake, Lucas, Elliott and Henry, sister Norma Jean Johns; and brother Nolan Dobbs.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Ina Jean, granddaughters Krista and Kara, and great-granddaughter Edith.

In lieu of flower donations, the family would ask that donations be made to Westside Baptist Church’s “Edie Crews Light Up the Park” fund.

Funeral Service

Westside Baptist Church

  • March 04, 2024
  • 10:00 AM
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  • 7775 Herlong Road
    Florida 32210


Fraser Funeral Home

  • March 03, 2024
  • 2:00 PM -5:00 PM
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  • 8168 Normandy Blvd.
    Florida 32221


Riverside Memorial Park

  • March 04, 2024
  • Following Funeral Service
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  • 7242 Normandy Blvd
    Florida 32205


Ganmom and Dangad

February 29, 2024, 7:52 am

Sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

Johnny Davis

February 29, 2024, 7:52 am

Steve and Lisa,I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was my Sunday School teacher from 1969 to 1974 at Merrietta Baptist Church. May you take comfort in knowing he is with the Lord, free from sickness and pain. Johnny Davis

Rene Peaden

February 29, 2024, 10:23 pm

My condolences to his family. I saw him at cousin Louise Jones funeral. I remember he always worked hard with Louise and others planning the Dobbs reunions.

Webb and Jean Nichols

March 1, 2024, 1:22 pm

Our sympathies to the family. My husband and I first met Mr. Dobbs at the Benton House, while visiting my mom, Marion Shannon. He was a sweet Christian gentleman, and always had a friendly smile and hello when we saw him, and enjoyed “puzzle-talking” with him at the puzzle table outside his apt. Webb & Jean Nichols 🙏 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.

Todd & Pam Smithgall

March 2, 2024, 11:10 pm

We are with you all in spirit as you celebrate this wonderful man. We were so very blessed to know him and see how he loved you all. God is good to those who love him even in these hard times. Hugs to all of you.

Marsha no Staggers

March 5, 2024, 2:52 am

Sorry for your loss

Joan Woods

March 5, 2024, 9:28 am

We knew your dad from FBC and he was very special in our lives. He would attend Father son luncheons with my son.

Sonya Roberts Coffman and family

April 24, 2024, 11:41 am

Steve and Lisa (and families), I am so sorry to hear about your Daddy. He was such a precious soul. He loved Jesus and had no problem telling people that he did. My parents also thought the world of him and Ms. Ina Jean. He loved his family and his church family. I know he is so joyful seeing his Saviour and all of his loved ones. May you be comforted knowing he is with Jesus. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers during this time.

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