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Gordon W. "Butch" Dobey, Sr.

Gordon W. "Butch" Dobey, Sr.

Gordon W "Butch" Dobey, Sr., age 65, of 617 Elm Street, died surrounded by family on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on September 2, 1952 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Luther and Dorothy (Taylor) Dobey. Butch served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Helicopter Crew Chief and an Aircraft Mechanic. After serving his country, he worked at Quincy Mack Truck Sales, later relocated to Austin, TX. and worked for Sysco Foods. Most recently, Butch worked for Bear Creek Woods. Butch has been retired for the past several years. He was of the Catholic Faith.
Butch or Butchy as he was affectionately referred to by those who loved him had many interests. Butch was no stranger to a charcoal grill. He was the King of Fajitas and Grilled Chicken. It didn't matter if it was raining, snowing or sun shining he'd fire up the grill and be completely happy perfecting his art. One of his favorite past times was "wetting a worm" (fishing). Whether he was "competing with his son or sitting alone and enjoying the heat of the day or pouring rain, if he could wet a worm, you better believe he was doing it. Butch had a campsite on a lake in Hannibal, MO. for several years. Prior to getting seriously ill, this camp was his second home. Butch was actively involved in family life. When able, he enjoyed traveling to Texas to spend time with Salena's family and his former wife, Estella "Star" Pendergrass and her family. Butch enjoyed wood working, watching the K.C. Chiefs (GO CHIEFS!!!!), and tinkering with just about anything. Butch was fond of "working" and interacting with customers at their family business, QUINCY'S MOST WANTED… . Butch shared a home with his son, Gordon "Dobey", Lindsey, and Abigail "Stinky Winky". Butch and Stinky Winky were almost inseparable. Even during times of chemotherapy, Butch would not turn away the affection of Stinky Winky. During his hospital stays, it was routine to find he and her laying in his hospital bed watching cartoons together. "Daddy Butch" as Lindsey affectionately referred to him was a shining example of a Father to her. During times of struggle for both Lindsey and Dobey, Butch was always ready with an ear, a kind word and a thought of inspiration or hope. Even when situations were grim, Daddy Butch's love and support were unwavering. As much and as often as Daddy Butch needed support and comfort from Lindsey and Dobey, the same was always reciprocated. Lindsey and Butch developed a very intimate and loved filled relationship with each other. When not in the hospital, Lindsey was his Nurse and Caretaker. She accepted this responsibility with open arms and Butch was all too happy to have her in that role. The bond and trust that they formed was paramount. Even though there was miles between Butch and Salena "Baby Doll", they stayed in contact as often as they could. Butch got handy with different internet apps to make this possible. From his hospital bed, Butch was able to walk Salena down the aisles during her wedding to Richard "Jerzy". Butch was such a peaceful man, he maintained a relationship with his ex-wife Star and her husband Tod who also live in Texas. They would call each other to check up on one and other often. Star and Tod played a very active role in Butch's life. When able to travel, it wasn't anything unusual for Butch to visit and stay with them at their house. Correspondence through mail and phone was a regular activity for them. They truly have a love for each other that is like no other.
Butch is survived by: His Forever Mother-In-Law: Elida G Salazar of Austin, TX. His Friend and Former Wife: Estella Star Pendergrass of Austin, TX. Two Children: Salena Dobey Yates and her spouse Richard "Jerzy" of Lockhart, TX; and Gordon Wayne Dobey II and his wife Lindsey of Quincy. Thirteen Grandchildren: Unique Hendricks-Davis and her spouse SeaJay; John 'JJ' Hendricks, Derrick Hendricks and spouse Fantasy "Fanny" Morgan, Andre D'Agostino, Kade Yates, Sebastian Yates, Teresa Yates, Katelynne Shull, Kyley Dobey, Gordon Wayne Dobey III, and Abigail Dobey. 6 Great grandchildren. A sister: Sharon Scott. A brother: Roger Dobey. Brothers and Sister of the Salazar Family in Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents and Siblings: Edith Mae Dobey '45-'62, Mildred Maxine Bunte 09-02-38 to 06-19-99, Luther "Dobey" Dobey 08-04-35 to 06-14-03, Patrica Ann Cook 09-02-41 to 11-04-12 . Butch, Maxine and Pat (his sisters) all shared the same birthday, in different years.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Benville Cemetery in Pike County with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family.

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From:
Tod Pendergrass
austin, TX
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Butch was a great friend and I will miss him dearly. I love you bro.
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Estella Star Pendergrass
Austin, TX
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Gordon "Butch" Dobey, Sr. is the Father of my 2 beautiful children, Salena Yates & Gordon W. Dobey, Jr. We met in Lampasas, Texas, I was 15 and he was 20 it was love at first site! He will always remain in my Heart with lots of Love, as the Beautiful Loving Man that he is! With GOD'S Blessings I hope to re-unite with him one day. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU BUTCH!

Stella (Dobey) Pendergrass
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Janelle Baughn
Austin, TX
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G.W., Lindsey, and family I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Butch has a dear place in my heart and I am so grateful that he had you close by his side and he by yours. I love y'all
From:
Dawn Tutt
Comments:
Gordon, Lindsey and Abigail,
Butch was a remarkable man, father and friend to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and if you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. This was a beautiful and thoughtful memorial to Butch.
From:
Deloris s williams
Newton grove, NC
Comments:
So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit www.jw.org
From:
Jeff Lilly
Flower Mound, TX
Comments:
GW and Salena, sad to hear about Your dad. His obituary tells a beautiful story about the life of a great man--and it obviously only scratches the surface!
He clearly loved you both and your families so much.
Praying for God's comfort for you during this difficult period.
Jeff and family
From:
Salena Dobey​ Yates
Lockhart, TX
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Save my spot for me right next to you in Heaven Daddy, I love you ALLWAYS and forever!
Love your BABYDOLL,
Salena Lee Dobey Yates
From:
Elida Garza Salazar
Austin, TX
Comments:
To Salena and GW (Gordon) my babies and the Dobey Family it just breaks my heart 💔 that I will not be able to attend the services for Mijo Butch Dobey he was more then a son in law, he was like a son. He was always willing to help me out when ever he could nothing was out of the question so many beautiful memories of a life time all cherished moments....this 90 year old Is just weak to travel but he and you all will always be in my heart and prayers....I love you Mijo Butch Vaya con Dios
......con mucho amor, Mom (Grandma) Salazar
From:
Veronica D Hernandez
Austin, TX
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Sending my deepest love and prayers to Uncle Butch and all his loved ones. A man of his caliber will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I rest knowing he is in Heaven now with other loved ones, without the pain of Earth.
From:
Veronica Salazar AlDaas
Austin, TX
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Where do I begin? So many wonderful memories a life time......Salena, Gordon (GW), Lyndsey all grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family....so sorry for your loss, Butch was more then a brother in law he was my brother! Along with the love I had for my Daddy, and son Ronnie, Butch ranks right up there even as far away as he was a phone call a Facebook posting, I was always amazed with his soul such a humble beautiful being God sent to us your Daddy, Granddad, Brother was one of the GREATEST MEN in my life I have learned so much from Butch that I will hold dear to my heart❤ and yes his BBQ is like no other those Fajitas The King of Fajitas is so True no ones can ever take that title but GW you come close........heaven just needed the Best BBQ MASTER.....IT'S NEVER GONNA BE THE SAME .....I'LL ALWAYS CARRY YOU IN MY HEART LOVE YOU BROTHER GO SORE WITH THE ANGELS......and give Ronnie and Daddy a HUGE HUG and KISS from me.....Love you always Tu Gente Veronica ❤👼
From:
Alberto Salazar
Buda, TX
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My deepest and sincer condolences to my niece and nephew and the rest of the Dobey family. Butch I will miss you very much and you will always be with me in my heart. I loved you as a one of my brothers because you were always there for me. Until we meet again. You will never be forgotten.