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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Tuesday April 26th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Tuesday April 26th, 2022

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Oak Hill Memorial Park
Wednesday April 27th, 2022

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Barbara "Bobbie" Jean Donald

Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Donald, 84, of Kingsport, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at her home. Born on December 4, 1937 to Chester B. and Georgia Eugenia Daniel Dykes, Barbara resided her entire life in Kingsport. She graduated from Dobyns Bennet High School and attended Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing (affiliated with Furman University) in 1959 where she obtained her nursing degree. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Holston Valley Hospital for 43 years.


Bobbie was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomingdale. She loved to cook, was an avid reader and loved being with her family and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Jean Dykes; husband and love of her life, Larry “LD” Dale Donald; son, Dale Donald; sister, Diana Clark; and brother-in-law, Ron Fry.


Barbara is survived by her daughters, Traci Gibson of Kingsport, and Amy McFarlane and husband, Brian of Dandridge, TN; son, Larry Mark “Duck” and wife, Claudia of Gray; grandchildren, Tyler Gibson of Santa Barbara, CA, Allison Gibson of Seattle, WA, Jackson Gibson of Greensboro, NC, Matthew Donald of Gray, TN, Summer Donald of Kingsport, Bradley McFarlane of Kingsport, Ethan McFarlane of Dandridge, TN, Cooper McFarlane of Dandridge, TN and Jacob Donald of Gray, TN; sister, Connie Fry of Kingsport; brother-in-law, Gary Clark of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.


The family is grateful for good neighbors, Margaret Tipton, Ronnie Marshall, Charlie  and Mark Hayter for all of their help and for all of her wonderful co-workers during the years. She was also thankful for all of her children and grandchildren for all of their help.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.  The funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor David Powers and Dr. Ed C. Dillowe, officiating.


The graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Memorial Park.


Pallbearers will be Tyler Gibson, Jackson Gibson, Brad, Ethan and Cooper McFarlane, Matt Donald, and Jacob Donald.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dobbin Fleming, Don Geisler, Henry Helton, Mark Hayter, and Ronnie Marshall.

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I am so sorry to hear about the death of Barbara & regret I could attend her service. I had the privilege of working with her for many years & always admired & respected her. She worked hard & was an excellent nurse & she always made work a little easier for all of us. I pray the Lord will comfort each of you with the sweet memories of her & a life well lived.

Judy Blakley Apr 27 2022 1:40 PM

My heartfelt sorrow. I loved Barbara so much. She was a jewel. I have great memories with her and Larry. She will always be one of favorite persons that I have known and worked with. I love her!

Lisa Dickerson Apr 27 2022 8:04 AM

Heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Bobbie. Looking back on sweet memories from long ago. My loving prayers, cousin Sandra McGlothlin.

Sandra Daniel McGlothlin Apr 26 2022 9:44 PM

Traci, Amy & Larry Mark, I send you all my love and prayers during this difficult time. I have so many memories of our families growing up. May God comfort you. Love, Donna

Donna Vaughn Dixon Apr 26 2022 8:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Donald

Donna Vaughn Dixon Apr 26 2022 8:55 PM

What a wonderful person. She was never without that beautiful smile. And, her brightness shines through her kids. Prayers are with the family.

Lipoma & Fleming Families Apr 26 2022 3:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Donald

Marla Hayter Apr 26 2022 12:29 PM

Bobbie was always who I admired. She helped us when Scotty had his eye surgery and I always told her I wish I had a way to repay her. I regret not taking time to call or stop more often. That will lay on my heart forever. I will miss and love her so much. Prayers for your family.Love you.

Patsy Allison Apr 26 2022 12:01 PM

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and we are here is you guys need anything, just let us know.

Michael & Tifnie Queen Apr 26 2022 9:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Donald

Alison Rhea Apr 25 2022 11:26 PM

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