Wilson Bruce (Bud) Dobie

November 11, 1919 - May 3, 2021
Wilson Dobie

Wilson Bruce “Bud” Dobie, 101, formerly of Girard, died at 8:35 p.m., Monday, May 3, 2021 at Montgomery Place Skilled Nursing in Independence, Kansas.
Bud was born November 11, 1919 in Girard, the son of Wilson and Margaret (Bruce) Dobie.
He grew up and attended school in Girard and graduated from Girard High School.

He entered the US Navy in January of 1941 and served in different duty stations throughout the world.
Some of his experiences were accompanying President John F. Kennedy to China and transferring the President’s Yacht to Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He was the Captain of the tugboat that served the first nuclear submarine in the US arsenal in New London, Connecticut. Bud served aboard the USS Whitney Tender, a supply ship, as it was docked in Peral Harbor when the Japanese attack the Island. After a lengthy and memorable military career, Bud received his honorable discharge in October of 1962.

He was a lifelong member of the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion of Girard and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, making wooden equipment type toys and wooden pens. He also enjoyed assisting Bill Parkhurst with farming at rural Girard.

Survivors are his nieces Linda Trouskie, and her husband, Bill, of Independence, Kansas, Sharon Black of Grain Valley, Missouri, Judy Boltimeyeir of Independence, Missouri; his nephews, William Thorne, and his wife, Maude, of Independence, Missouri, Gary Thorne of Tennessee; numerous cousins.

Wilson was preceded in death by his sisters, Kathryn Dobie, Isabelle Smith, Lucille Mayberry, Wilma Thorne, Mae Dobbs, and Jeanette Ford.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday at the Girard Cemetery with Pastor Rick Prideaux officiating. Burial will follow the service with Military Honors given by the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion of Girard. Friends may call from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.

Memorials are suggested to the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion of Girard and these may be left at the cemetery or the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.