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Philip S. "Bo" Dobson

February 12, 1975 — January 23, 2024

Philip S. "Bo" Dobson

Philip S. "Bo" Dobson, a beloved husband, father, and member of his community, passed away on January 23, 2024. Bo's departure from this world has left an indelible void in the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. With heavy hearts and cherished memories, we gather to celebrate his life, a life filled with love, laughter, and a commitment to his loved ones. 


Born on February 12, 1975, Bo brought joy and happiness to his family from the very beginning. His spirited nature and contagious smile were always present throughout his vibrant existence. As a husband and father, he embraced these roles wholeheartedly, making it clear that his family was the cornerstone of his world. His kind and caring nature shone through every interaction he had with his loved ones.


Bo's educational journey began at Riviera Kaufer High School in Riviera, Texas. As a diligent student, he graduated in May 1993 with fond memories of friendships formed and knowledge gained. Recognizing the importance of education for personal growth, Bo went on to pursue higher studies at Texas A&M-Kingsville. In May 2001, he proudly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Bo's dedication to learning was evident throughout his life as he continued to expand his knowledge in various fields.


One cannot speak about Bo without mentioning his passion for the outdoors. A true adventurer at heart, he found solace amidst nature's beauty. While many remember him donning an apron at backyard barbecues or spending quality time hunting with friends and family by his side; Bo's love for these activities extended beyond mere hobbies. These were moments when he felt most alive; moments when he could connect with both himself and those around him.  However, it was undoubtedly the annual beach trips that truly captured Bo's heart. The sand between his toes, the sound of crashing waves, and the laughter shared with loved ones were the simple joys that made these vacations so treasured. As a family, those moments created everlasting bonds and memories that will forever be cherished.


Bo's outgoing personality, along with his infectious laugh, will be long remembered by all who had the pleasure of being in his presence. His ability to bring joy to any room he entered was unmatched, leaving behind a cherished legacy of warmth and positivity.  


Let us remember that Bo's enduring legacy is not defined by his departure but by the joy he brought to all those around him. We pay tribute to a remarkable man who taught us the beauty of love, laughter, and devotion. Rest in peace, dear Bo—may your soul find eternal tranquility amidst the vastness of time.


He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Cesario and Maria (Villafuerte) Cavazos and paternal grandparents, George and Irene (Wall) Dobson.


Among those left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Tarrah Dobson; children, Walker Dobson and Haley Dobson; parents, Philip and Dianna (Cavazos) Dobson; father and mother in-law, Steven and Peggy May; sister, Georgianna (Bernard) Hildebrand; sisters-in-law, Jessica (Matthew) Monford and Lacey (Bret) Major; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.


A celebration of life for Bo will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Vattmann Hall in Riviera, Texas.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 17, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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