Samuel P. Dobbs

Samuel P. Dobbs, age 79 of Collinsville, IL, born February 13, 1937 in East St. Louis, IL passed away at 11:46 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He retired from Monsanto in Sauget, IL.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #365 in Collinsville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tracy L. and Roberta nee Harrington Dobbs Wells; three brothers:  James, Robert and Dion Dobbs; and a step-father, Cornelius Wells.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy nee Janning Dobbs; whom he married September 1, 1956; five daughters:  Jodi (Ron) Rauh of Belleville IL, Lori (Eddie) Mann of Lyles TN, Kari (Jeff) Johann of Collinsville IL, Tami (Craig) Griffing of Collinsville IL, and Mari (Darryl) Roberson of Fairfield TX; 12 grandchildren:  Janna and Kristin Rauh, Amie (Brandon Bracken) Mann, Jeremy Mann, Joshua and Emily Johann, Adam (Nicole) Griffing, Andrew and Aaron Griffing, Teresa Roberson, Jamie (Mike) Keinholz, Robin (Dustin Clark-Peirson) Roberson; 5 great grandchildren:  Zachery Mann, Miles Bracken, Taylor and Paige Griffing, and Kaitlyn Keinholz; two sisters: Carolyn Green and Deborah “Grace” (Stephen) Barnett both of Collinsville, IL; and a sister-in-law, Clara Dobbs of Steeleville, IL.

Visitation will be from 10am to 1pm on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 1pm on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Kyle Wright officiating.  Burial will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or SS Peter & Paul Catholic School and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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