Ronald (“Ron”) Edward Dobbins
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but
cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the
lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love
with no place to go.”
Ronald (“Ron”) Edward Dobbins of Branson, Missouri, departed his life on December 9, 2020, in the care of The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek, Springfield, Missouri.
Ron was born on September 30, 1942, in Santa Monica, California, to Paul and Marie Dobbins. He served in the Army Reserve.
Ron was a faithful husband to his soulmate, Johnnie Ruth (Capolupo) Dobbins, who preceded him in death in 2019. He is survived by his three daughters: Angela (Dobbins) Baginski, Corinne (Dobbins) Angulo ofCleveland, Tennessee, and Arione (Capolupo) Henderson of Las Vegas, Nevada. Ron also left behind two grandchildren: Caleb Baginski and Keira
Angulo, both in Cleveland, Tennessee.
He will be remembered for sharing his sense of humor, having a positive
outlook on life, wanting the best for his kids, and being loyal to his wife. He
was also creative and artsy, had a love for good food, knew no stranger,
and had the gift of gab. He always told his family that when he dies, he
wants his epitaph to say, “I finally got my nap!”
In high school, Ron was a body surfer and ballroom dancer. Later in
college, he was a freestyle gymnast. He enjoyed and had a great love for
the outdoors. Activities like camping, fishing and boating were a few of his
favorite things to do.
Throughout his lifetime, Ron did many things professionally. Ron and
Johnnie ran an online store, which helped sustain them during their
retirement years. From high school and on, some of Ron’s strengths were
in sales ranging from being a buyer for 17 Unimart stores in California to
being a Podium Speaker for timeshare companies in Branson, Missouri. He
had also owned a pool and landscaping business in Orange County,
California, and even helped landscape the infamous amusement park
Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.
Our family would like to give special thanks to those who were by Ron’s
side throughout the remaining days of his life: Bethany and Cameron, Ryan
and Karen, Patty, Shelly, and Jessica. They have been a blessing to Ron
and his family. We would also like to give special thanks to all of his other
loyal and true friends through the years.
Ron was cremated by Cremations of the Ozarks. Arrangements are
currently underway to celebrate his life with close friends and family. To
leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com .