Ocean City Today

Charles Edward Dobbs, Sr.

Nov 09, 2017

printed 10/11/2017


Charles Edward Dobbs, Sr., age 91, of Selbyville died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

He was born in Cobb, Wisconsin and was the son of the late Francis and Mabel (Chandler) Dobbs.

He was drafted in 1944 into the U.S. Army in South Belot, Illinois at the age of 18. He served in Germany and France during WWII with the 3rd Division and was seriously injured while on the front lines serving under General Patton and received the Purple Heart.

Charles was one of the founding members of the Medford Lake Fire Department in New Jersey. He had been a supervisor of grounds and building and chief custodian of employees in the Medford Lake school district for 31.5 years and was also a special officer of the police department in Medford Lakes.

He was a member of the Baptist Church in Medford Lakes and a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and traveling.

He is survived by his children, Judith Matters and husband, Merv, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Charles Edward Dobbs Jr. and wife, Renae, of Smyrna, Tennessee, and his companion, Dorothy Tebo, of Selbyville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marion Richer Dobbs, and his second wife, Janet Beams Dobbs.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island with Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: St. Matthews By-The-Sea U.M. Church, 1000 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, Delaware 19944 or to Bayside Chapel, 38288 London Ave., Selbyville, Delaware 19945.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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