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Visitation: Following the memorial service
Service: 2:00 PM Saturday June 22, 2019 Universal Baptist Church Kannapolis, NC
Interment: Private - Later Date
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James “Steve” Stevenson Dobson, 58, passed away Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, at his home.

Born July 31, 1960 in Cumberland County, he was a son of Dallas Stevenson Dobson and Phyllis Jean Cox Dobson.

Steve was a gifted heavy machine operator. He loved and supported the Carolina Panthers, loved his family, his Lord and his church. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, Steve’s family and friends are blessed with the depth of his love and loyalty for the rest of their lives, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Steve was preceded in death by his father in law, Bobby Gene Hoosier, grandparents, Della and Arnold Cox, and James Clifton and Macel Lathrop Dobson; Cousin, Paul Michael Shifflett, and an uncle, Leo Cox.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 38 years, Shelia Ann Hoosier Dobson; his children, Brandon Stevenson Dobson, Candace Marie Dobson, and Mariah Alyssa Dobson; his siblings, Tammy Dobson and Eric Dobson (Angela); grandchildren, Syeedah, Josiah, Travis and Saiyr; his in-laws, Ruth Hoosier, Melinda Privett (Carlos), Bobby “Bubby” Hoosier, II (Cynthia), Donna Woodard (Danny), Lesia Workman, Gina Jones (Dean), Alice Peters (Dallas), Lou and Paul Shifflett, Rosie and Bob Belcher, Ada Cox, Ray and Jackie Cox and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank a special nephew, Brad Woodard, for the love, support and care given to Steve and his family.

Memorial services to remember and celebrate Steve’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 22nd at Universal Baptist Church, 310 Rogers Lake Rd., Kannapolis. The family will speak to friends following the memorial services at the church.

On-line condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Denise Vint
"So sorry for your loss, praying for comfort for the family."
From: Aunt Lou & Paul Shifflett
"Steve we loved you so much. You will always be in our heart. My God bless your family and watch over them."
From: Sandy Dingess
"I am so sorry Sheila for your loss, know we are thinking of you at this time...Love and Prayers for you all...."
From: Paul & Lou Shifflett
"Steve, you were always the one keep you up when things were down. God only knows how much we loved you."
From: Steve nd Wilma(wilber)
"So sorry. Love and prayers to all."
From: Renee Price Richmond
"I will always remember the fun we had at WJHS Fly high Steve Many prayers for Shelia and family..."
From: Pixie
"I'm very sorry for the loss of a loved one I will keep the whole family in my prayers. I pray that God will give you all peace and strength to heal from this loss"
From: Daniel and Tiffany Gonzalez & Family
"So sorry for your loss! We really enjoyed meeting and getting to know your Family. Take care and may God bless your Family and May he guide you through this difficult time."
From: Kimberly and Keith Bailey
"We are sorry for your loss and will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for you Eric and Angela"
From: David & Teresa Woodie
"Shelia, Candace, Brandon & Mariah We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a fine man. Thinking of your family during this sad time."
From: Libby Ann (cox) Keller
"I'm very so sorry to hear that my cousin Steve has past You was a wonderful role model,love always"
From: mary beth
"so sorry shelia boo thinking of u and the rest of your family"
From: Jill Bradley
"So sorry for your loss. Steve was a very kind man, very nice to all that knew him. Prayers 🙏"
From: Michelle, Lauren and Addysen
"We loved you so much!! I knew if I ever needed you you would be there!! I loved how you always checked on my mom!! We love and miss you!!"
From: Dawn and Joe Pulis
"Steve, I will forever miss our phone calls. You truly were one of the best human beings. Your devotion to family was emense. I am so happy we came and spent time with you. I will be forever be grateful for that time with you. I pray that everyone you left, will soon be able to cope with the loss of you. Shelia, and the whole family, I pray that in time you and the kids can only smile when you think of him. Xoxo"
From: Leona Cox and Salvador
"My Dear cousin you had fought your battle and now you get to wear your crown! We love you and May God bless your family and give them peace."
From: Your little girl
"Daddy you will always be my hero..I miss you incredibly...life will never be the same...I will never forget the sound of your voice..you have always been there for me..its so hard to do this life without you in it...ill always be your little girl...I was your angel now your mine...I love you Daddy forever til the Day I take my last breath"
From: Mike, Barbara, Robbie and Katie Messick
"Steve was an amazing neighbor and friend. From the day he met us, he and Sheila welcomed us and made us feel so at home. Mike traveled for Nascar as I was home, in a new state and without family around with two small kids. Steve and Sheila were always there for me when I needed ANYTHING. I remember when Robbie has his toe cut almost clearly off at the opening of the YMCA at Afton in Concord, I had Katie who was under a year old and Robbie screaming and bleeding at 2 years old. The YMCA wouldn't call 911 so I hustled two kids into our truck and went back home where Steve was there to take Katie and watch her as I ran Robbie to a doctor for stitches. I don't know what I would have done without the neighbors and people they were to us, always looking out after the kids and I when Mike was gone and when Mike was home. We all have never forgotten the many times we shared...between birthdays, stories, and all. They made my living in NC so much better than it could have been while having two small kids and a husband that traveled. He treated my kids as though they were his own, so many times. We moved to Kannapolis in 2005 and though we didn't lose touch, we did miss seeing one another...we were able to meet for a dinner here and there, then life took over for the both of us...From day one of hearing of Steve's Cancer, we have prayed for him, thought of all of the family and continued to hope to hear better news then this. Shelia we know how much you loved him and know that your heart is broken as well as Candace, Brandon and Mariah's too. We know his grandkids will miss out on all the great things he would have done for them as well as the love he had for them. We are continuing the prayers for all of you for the strength in the coming days, weeks and months. We know Heaven is once again blessed with another angel, though saying this right now probably doesn't ease the pain felt today. We love you guys! Always have...and will never, ever, forget those days on Fieldcrest Court!"
From: Aunt Rosie and Uncle Bob
"Love and miss you Steve. You were just like a brother to me. You. have got your wings and flew. Prayers for the family."
From: Aunt Rosie and Uncle Bob
"Love and miss you Steve. You were just like a brother to me. You. have got your wings and flew. Prayers for the family."
From: Tammy Dobson
"I can't find the words how I feel.. you have always been there for me 57 yrs.. I can't believe I go through rest of my life without my big brother... Life is not same without you.. I will cherish talking care of you.. I love u and miss u until we meet again big brother..."