Joseph Orlie Dobbs passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the age of 69. Joe was born on January 21, 1952. He attended South Ripley High School and was a member of the class of 1970. Joe first began working at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. He truly cherished his experience working with these young men and spoke fondly of them throughout his life. Joe became an entrepreneur at an early age and owned Dobbs Carpet for nearly three decades. Later in life, he was a self-employed contractor.  Joe is survived by his children: Brooks Dobbs and his wife Alahna Griffith, Kennita Dobbs Mains and her husband Tony, Bill Dobbs and his fiance Carrie Dushney, James Dobbs, and Angela Dobbs Linville and her husband John. He is also survived by his sister Mary Nealis and brother-in-law Don, sister-in-law Rita Dobbs and sister-in-law Kathy Dobbs. Joe had eleven grandchildren and also had two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Leonard Dobbs, his mother Margaret Vanosdol, his brother Robert Dobbs, and his brother Roy Dobbs. Memorial services will be held at Stratton-Karsteter in Versailles, Indiana on December 7, 2021. A visitation service will begin at 5:00pm followed by the memorial service at 6:00pm. The family has requested that memorial tributes be directed to the family; they have chosen to share those with special community members who helped Joe and the family as his health declined.

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