John Vance “Johnny” Dobbs

John Vance “Johnny” Dobbs

February 19, 1945 - October 23, 2017

John Vance “Johnny” Dobbs

February 19, 1945 - October 23, 2017


John “Johnny” Vance Dobbs, age 72, of Hermitage, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly at his residence on October 23, 2017.

Johnny was born on February 19, 1945 to J. V. Dobbs and Mary Edwards Rosa in Nashville, Tennessee. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked for many years as a cab driver. Johnny was a kind and gentle man who always helped other people in any way he could. He gave to others even when he had nothing to give.

Johnny is survived by his loving mother: Mary Rosa; brother: Mike (Nancy) Dobb; 1 niece and 1 nephew; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father: J. V. Dobbs and daughter: Deanna Dobbs.

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Dobbs at the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery on McCrory Lane in Pegram, Tennessee at a later date.

Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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3 responses to John Vance “Johnny” Dobbs

  1. Td says:

    Our though and prayers go out to the family. I did not know your loved one but be assured, God’s Word, the Bible, provides the greatest comfort of all. The Christian apostle Paul stated: “I have hope toward God . . . that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15)

  2. Adam D says:

    Sometimes in life you come across something or someone that for whatever the reason leaves an enduring memory with you. Sometimes these are good memories and sometime bad. For me a few of my very close friends that someone was Mr. Johnny Dobbs and it was beyond good,it was great. Without getting into the specifics, as a matter of fact Johnny has left 4 knuckleheads who were on their annual buddy road trip with memories and laughs that have endured the ~20 years since we met Johnny and will certainly last 20+ more. Johnny was and is what I will always remember most fondly about our trip to Nashville. As we head into the holiday season, I believe Johnny was a sort of modern day Santa Claus and instead of delivering presents from in his sled he delivered gifts of laugher in his cab. I will be raising a glass for Johnny and pulling for the Titans this weekend in memory of our friend JD!

  3. I know this message seems a bit out of the blue, and don’t ask me how we stumbled onto his obituary, but about 20 years ago my buddies and I were visiting Nashville and somehow connected with Johnny to drive us to some way out of the way golf course, and we persuaded him to pick us up again after our round was over. So, we spent a fair bit of time with him in his cab that day, and let’s just say he left an indelible impression on us – in a good way. A great story teller… and so we honor him now even 20 years later. His memory will be toasted this weekend, and we will root on the Titans in his memory. May Johnny rest in peace.

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