LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock community is mourning the loss of Marvin T. Dobbins, a construction engineer who served as a crew chief and aircraft mechanic at Lubbock Army Airfield during World War II.
He finished his enlistment at the rank of Corporal. He worked for Anthony Mechanical for 35 years where he assisted with the construction of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Covenant Hospital, and the Central Heating and Cooling Plant at Texas Tech University. His final assignment was to assist with the building of the Ronald McDonald House near the medical center.
He met and married Ernestine Loveless formerly from Abernathy in 1946.
Marvin is predeceased by his father and mother, Starrett and Martha “Rado” Dobbins and by his granddaughter, Courtney Dobbins. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ernestine Loveless Dobbins, his sons Ken and Kelvin, and grandchildren Erin Dobbins Barrickman and Austen Dobbins.
"Marvin and his sons are particularly indebted to the South Plains Honor Flight, which assisted them in visiting Washington, D. C. to view our capital and to visit war memorials. Donations to this group, which supports further visits to the capital by veterans are gratefully encouraged."
Donations to the South Plains Honor Flight can be made here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=6hv4V1LvZx-0DJ13Lpap_LmnLiT3LAyB5HldI0Rq2Q72nkMjnVXyHzrsBAGwadQm6O_L50&country.x=US&locale.x=
Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home at 5740 19th Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 16.
The funeral will be May 17 at 2 p.m. at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel.