Tracy David Dobbs, 51, Black Hawk, South Dakota, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Tracy was born on May 12, 1961, in Lead, SD, to Lee and Peggy Dobbs. He was the youngest of three brothers. He graduated from Lead High School in 1979. He was a wonderful artist and enjoyed watercolor and oil painting and model railroading.
On September 23, 1983, he married Diann Dale. They lived in Denver where he attended the Colorado Institute of Art. They returned to Rapid City where they had their first son, Jakob, in 1987. Black Hawk became their home in 1988. They had two sons, Scot in 1990 and Tony in 1993. Tracy enjoyed living in the small town, but loved his childhood home in Lead.
Tracy is survived by his wife, Diann, Black Hawk; sons, Jakob Dobbs and his wife, Grace, Box Elder, and Scot and Tony Dobbs, Black Hawk; his mother, Peggy Wiese, Lead; brother, Patrick Dobbs, Rapid City; niece, Hillary Dobbs-Davis, Rapid City; and his three grandchildren, Theron, Athan, and Samantha Dobbs of Box Elder.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Dobbs; brother, Timothy and his grandparents.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City and for one hour before the service at the church.
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at the Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church (7308 Wedgewood Drive) in Black Hawk with the Rev. Randy Sturzenbecher officiating. Fellowship will follow the funeral. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Oakridge Cemetery in Deadwood.
A memorial has been established at the Black Hills Federal Credit Union to benefit the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead and the South Dakota Railroad Museum in Hill City.
Tracy’s family is eternally grateful for all of your prayers and support.