John Dobbs

Military Honors

11:00 am
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, Florida, United States
(352) 793-7740

Obituary of John Robert Dobbs

Dobbs, John Robert “Dobber”, 73, of Land O’Lakes, Florida, passed away on September 7, 2021. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and retired to Tampa, Florida in 2015. John attended the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of '71 on a football scholarship and proudly served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 Fighter Pilot. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force. John went on to work as a Senior Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 22 years. He was Christian in Faith and survived by his loving wife of 38 years Jane West Dobbs, son, Paul (Susan) Capitano, daughters Marissa (Richard) Wheeler, Krystina (Brian) Colyer, as well as brother Mike (Marcia) Dobbs, sister Suzanne (Kevin) Kavanagh, grandchildren Hayley, Cole, Julia, Emily, Luke, Arya, nieces, nephews, and his loyal dog Bubba. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed biking, loved Lightning hockey, the Atlanta Braves, Florida State football, fishing, and corvettes. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family and beautiful grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John’s name to or

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