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Carl Dobkins Jr. January 13, 1941 - April 8, 2020


Carl E. Dobkins

January 13, 1941 – April 8, 2020

Carl Dobkins Jr, 79, of Mason, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on April 8, 2020.  Born January 13, 1941 in Cincinnati , Ohio to Carl and Helen Dobkins.

He was the beloved husband of almost 60 years to Janice (Cox) Dobkins. Devoted father to Carla (Ken) Schutte and Anita (Dave) White. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Brad (Taylor), Rachel and Brooke Schutte, Elizabeth White, and the late Taylor Schutte. Also loving great grandfather to Lydia, Jaxson, Lucas, and Alexander Schutte.

Brother of Kurt (Patty) Dobkins and the late Gaylene Dobkins. Brother in law of Peggy Phillips, Patricia (Tom) Farmer, Mona Cox and the late Jerry Cox and Sharon Sommers as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Carl was well known in the 50’s and 60’s for his music, including a gold record for his song “My Heart’s an Open Book” but will be remembered even more for his love and devotion to his family and to his Lord.  In memory of Carl, please check in on others and practice acts of kindness as that is what he always did.

If desired a donation can be made to the charity of your choice.

Due to the current health concerns and restrictions linked with COVID-19, the family will be holding a private graveside service and a celebration of life at a later date.


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    Harry Simpson says

    Godspeed Carl, and thank you for the wonderful music memories, and one of the anthems of my youth, and beyond, “My Heart is an Open Book”. Unforgettable.

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    Jim Stone says

    I just discovered about Carl’s passing. I’m so sorry for his family. I never met Carl but talked to him on the telephone for 40 minutes during an interview I did with him in 1978 for my radio show. Before I found out about his death, I decided to air the interview again and revise it for a show I’m doing on April 24th, 2022. If you are interested in for more information about the time and stations. Please contact me. The show will be featuring all his hits.

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    David Rensberger says

    While it has been 50 years since you lived on Damon Rd in Greenhills, the Rensberger family sends our sympathy and wishes for fondest memories. Carl always drove the coolest cars and was the sharpest dresser on the block. From Damon Rd Elementary alum. David

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    Dave Weber says

    So sorry to hear Carl passed. He was a good man and friend. Dave Weber

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    Jim & Pat Agin says

    RIP our dear friend. We will miss you but will always remember you and your friendship. God Bless you and your family.

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