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Kendric Keith Dobson

Kendric Keith Dobson

REEDVILLE—Kendric Keith Dobson passed too soon on March 15, 2023. He was born on October 22, 1951, in Richmond.

Keith lived on the water in Reedville and was predeceased by his mother, Alma, and father, Kendric Dobson.

He is survived by his sisters, Pamela Hemp and Joyce Parker; daughter, Jennifer Dobson; son-in-law, Theo Hall; and grandson, Avery Keith Hall.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Keith in Reedville in mid to late spring, the time of year that he loved the most.

Keith grew up in the fan area of Richmond. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a member of the Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. Upon completion of his service and with the support of military education assistance, Keith attended and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (formally RPI).

Keith enjoyed a long, diversified career in the transportation industry. He started his career with Overnite Transportation and ended it as chief executive officer of VehiCare. As a professional CPA by trade, he was able to transition from the transportation industry and open his own CPA firm, Dobson & Evans, when he “retired” to Reedville. That is where he built so many friendships with clients over the years.

Keith had a passion for mastering a skill or hobby. When he wanted to learn something new, he immersed himself. That is why he was a painter, rifleman, tennis player, bridge player, hunter, pilot, sailor and fly fisherman.

There were times in his life when each of those consumed him, and he would spend long hours and years mastering them. Sailing was one love that he shared with his daughter, spending many long weekends sailing around the Deltaville and Cape Charles areas of Virginia.

Although he had many passions, fishing and bird hunting were more like water and air to Keith.  He needed them to live. It was never about the number of fish or birds caught; it was about the skill.  A day hunting was only successful when he could watch one of his beloved dogs “do what they were born to do.”  Watching his dog find and point was truly a joy for Keith, and if you asked him about his day, that is what he would talk about.

If you knew Keith well, you undoubtedly experienced being on the same side or the opposing side of one of his opinions. He was quite skilled at debate and was not afraid to share his views and even step in when he saw someone being wronged across the room. This led to many stories over the years of arguments, lost friends, newfound friends and a so-called fist fight at a Jimmy Buffet concert. You may not have always agreed with him, but he was for certain a man of conviction.

Keith was involved with and sat on the boards of many organizations over the years, including Better Business Bureau, Ruffed Grouse Society and local art museums. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Keith’s name to an organization that you strongly believe in.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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