Arnold Mark Dobbs

Arnold Mark Dobbs, age 74, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Alabaster, AL. he was born on August 20, 1947 to his parents Joseph Jr. and Dorothy Dobbs. Arnold was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved to help as many people as possible and never knew a stranger. Arnold will be greatly missed.  Arnold was in the United States Air force and retired from the Air Guard, he served in Desert Shield in 1990.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dorothy Dobbs, and sisters, Mary Jo Brown and Edna Gillenwater. Arnold is survived by his loving wife, Marina Dobbs; daughters, Alice Dobbs, Jennifer Dobbs-Wells (Fred), and Sarah Dobbs (Brian Frost); sons, Joe Dobbs (Haley Harris), Andrew Hull (Lauren), and John Mark Dobbs; grandson Brandon Dobbs and Bryant Dobbs; granddaughters, Rachel Liedl, Mallory Larson, Audrey Larson, Helen Wells, Olivia Frost, Parker Richeson, Ella Dovell, and Sawyer Hull; great granddaughter, Marlee Dobbs; sisters, Judy Hyde, Laurel Storey (Jerry) and Dottie Boartfield; and brother, David Dobbs (Susie).

Due to Covid-19 the family will be having private family services at the Alabama National Cemetery. Family requests no babies or young children attend the services due to rendering of military honors.


  1. Theresa Hanvey Fallwell on December 10, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Marina, I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I wish I could take away the pain. Please be comforted by the knowledge that an army of friends prayed for the two of you. May he Rest In Peace and may you and yours find solace in love.

  2. Laurel Storey on December 10, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Oh Mark, my little brother. My heart is broken. I’m remembering the time you were born You were so special being born into the family of three girls. You were spoiled by mother, daddy and all your three sisters. I remember all the laughs we had over daddy pretending to be jealous of you because he said mother loved you more than anything. Mother would bake cakes and would not cut it until you got the first piece. Daddy would act like he was so mad but we knew he was pretending because he wouldn’t let any of us cut it either. I remember you giving your new bike away hundreds of time while you were learning to ride it😂😂😂. But the most I remember is you being so sweet about taking care of me because of me being such a scaredy cat at night. You’d tell momma “I’m going to stay with Lolly tonight so she want be scared. I love and miss you so much already, Mark🥲. I wish I could have spent more time with you but circumstances just put a stop to that😢. But I know without a doubt you knew how much I love you and I know without a doubt you loved me and the rest of your family. I’m praying for God to be with all of us as we go through loosing you. You are and will always be our special brother,son, daddy, granddaddy,great granddaddy and friend. Rest In Peace Mark, you’ve earned it. Love you so much💕💋

    • Alice Dobbs on December 16, 2021 at 4:14 am

      I love you so much Aunt Lolly 💗

  3. Lisa Chambers on December 11, 2021 at 10:31 am

    You have been so brave though all of this. I greatly admire your courage and steadfastness. You are in my hear and prayers