The celebration of the life of John Robert Dobbs will take place on Friday, May 23rd at ll a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church (in able to hold the expected crowd) in Pascagoula, MS.
The son of my best friend was killed earlier today. He was just 18 years old and about to graduate from high school. Such a talented kid. Such a funny guy. Such a sharing Christian was John Robert Dobbs.
I had known him all of his life. At first he was JR Buddy to me as we played monopoly together (He seemed to always win). Then he became JR Beadreaux for reasons I really cannot even remember. Later he was John Robert. Lately he was just John.
I spent a few after-Christmases with JR Buddy. It was in a rough patch in my life, but JR’s giggle helped smooth some of that out.
Now he is with God. I spent Wednesday with his mom and dad. John and Maggy Dobbs and I have gone through a lot together- from divorce to births to hurricanes, but we were not ready to go through this together.
John and Maggy, I love you.
Goodbye JR Buddy. I-along with so many others- will sure miss you. I hope your room in God’s house is overlooking Park Place.