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Frankie Dobbs

July 29, 1953 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 68)


                                                                                                            Frankie Dwain Dobbs

Born July 29, 1953, in Dumas, Texas, Frankie passed away October 8, 2021, at his home in Hobbs, New Mexico.  Frankie, a longtime resident attended school in Hobbs, NM, served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.

At the time of his death, he was the retired owner of a local welding service; he also was a rancher that enjoyed tending to his horses and cattle.  He Loved his dog Bell who went most places with Frankie in the bed of his truck.

Among his many life experiences he drove cattle trucks, was a horse wrangler for packing & camping operation in California. He also worked on ranches and trained horses in Oklahoma.  He owned an ice distribution company in Visa, Oklahoma, was a landlord with many rentals, was a welder by trade and built fences for his life-long friend, Tom Jones .  An award-winning team roper and “Storyteller” who loved to make people laugh, Frankie loved people and they loved him; he will be dearly missed by many.  Most of all he was a God fearing man who loved his neighbors as he did himself.  Frankie was a generous man; he visited widows and orphans and believed in Gods Mercy and Grace. Frankie was a loyal member of the Church of the First Born.

 He was preceded in death by parents Dwain and Virginia Dobbs, 2 brothers Gary and Rocky Dobbs.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cowboy Hall of Fame, at the Western Heritage Museum of Lea County, 5317 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs NM 88240 in the name of Frankie Dwain Dobbs.

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Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Frankie

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Chapel of Hope


October 15, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Chapel of Hope Funeral Home
3321 North Dal Paso Street
Hobbs, NM 88240

Graveside Service
October 18, 2021

10:00 AM
Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery
2201 E. Stanolind Road
Hobbs, NM 88240


Cowboy Hall of Fame, Western Heritage Museum of Lea County
5317 N. Lovington Highway, Hobbs NM 88240

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