James "Jim" Robert Dobson, 78, of Newcomerstown, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Union Hospital. He was born July 25, 1938, in West Bedford, Ohio to the late Lawrence (Tuck) Dobson and Clara M. (Wilson) Dobson. He graduated from Union High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for McDonald's, previously owned and operated Dobson Oil Company in Coshocton, Village Tin Shop in Newcomerstown, and was a lifetime farmer. Jim enjoyed working, doing things with others, attending and working at Hartwood Church, visiting friends, family activities, traveling, and hunting deer and mushrooms. He and his wife were lifetime members of Hartwood Church for over 50 years and are currently attending the First Baptist Church of Newcomerstown. On June 24,
He and his wife were lifetime members of Hartwood Church for over 50 years and are currently attending the First Baptist Church of Newcomerstown. On June 24, 1962, he married Sandra (Sandy) (Hickenbottom) Dobson. He is survived by his wife and children, Brad Dean (Betty) Dobson, Sonda Denise (Kirk) Bates, Sharla Dee (Allen) Fish, Sharma Denae (Mike) Ebersbach all of Newcomerstown, grandchildren, Dylan James Dobson, Maci Jo and Gage Scott Bates, Gatlin Kade and Braelyn Denae Fish, Joel Mitchell, Corbin Micah, and Spencer Marshall Ebersbach, step-grandchildren Ryan and Joshua Dunlop, sister-in-law, Betty J Ward and several nieces and nephews and special friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Glen, Ross, and Dorothy Dobson and Virgie Croy: brother-in-law, Owen E. Ward, and niece Cara Gean Ward. He had a special relationship with his in-laws, Joe and Therma Hickenbottom, who are also deceased.
Services took place Wednesday, February 22 at 11 a.m. at the Addy Funeral Home in Newcomerstown with Rev. Bob LaFollette. Burial was at Hartwood Cemetery. The visitation was held one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Military graveside services were conducted by the Newcomerstown Veteran Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County at 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia Ohio 44663. Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com. The Addy Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jim Dobson.