On December 6, 1949 in Ponca City, OK a son, Jerry Dobson, was born to Carl M. and Dean Dobson. They later moved to Sand Springs, Ok where Jerry developed an interest in all things mechanical at an early age. As a youngster when most boys were running around playing with others, Jerry could be found by himself tearing down and rebuilding a lawn mower motor. Although he had guidance and encouragement from his father, his young knowledge was acquired through self-taught trial and error. As he grew, so did the size of his interests as well as his abilities, graduating quickly to Go-Karts, motorcycles and then automobiles. \r\r\n\r\r\nJerry married Connie Lawson and they were blessed with the birth of two children, Cathey and Steven Dobson. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn 1979 Denise Foote Ashley was to become Mrs. Jerry Dobson and therefore giving Jerry another son, Christopher Ashley. \r\r\n\r\r\nJerry worked many years at Horner Box Factory then worked various other jobs throughout the years such as Dean's Auto Parts, Save-On Auto Parts, and Andy Anderson Metal Works. He found he worked best as his own boss and began J & R Cycles. For several years he repaired, rebuilt, and customized motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and makes but also continued working on automobiles including painting and engine rebuilding. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe became legendary in his abilities to tackle the biggest challenges and in solving the mysteries of why something just wouldn't run or run smoothly. Jerry was a perfectionist in every sense of the word. It had to be just right or it didn't leave his shop until it was, sometimes at the dismay of a customer who thought close was good enough. \r\r\n\r\r\nMachining then sparked his interest so he began a machinist class at Vo-Tech. After short exposure to the basics he stopped attending classes finding he could learn more quickly on his own. And he did, thus birthing his next and final venture, Small Machine. \r\r\n\r\r\nJerry enjoyed working with engines, machines and metals. He also enjoyed riding his 1800 Honda, but he occasionally took leisurely Tiddler Rides joining his group of friends riding small vintage motorcycles.\r\r\n\r\r\nAs much as Jerry enjoyed his work and hobbies, he loved his children and grandchildren spending time with them, family and friends whenever possible. At the news that his time would be cut short by cancer he consistently could be heard saying, "I know where I am going, I just wanna go". He went to heaven to meet Jesus along with his Dad, Carl Dobson who preceded him in death as well as his grandparents and many other friends and family.\r\r\n\r\r\nHe is survived by his mother Dean Dobson of Sand Springs, daughter Cathey Carrillo of Broken Arrow, OK, Steven Dobson of Sapulpa, OK, son Chris Ashley and wife Amy of Frisco,Tx, seven grandchildren, ex-wife and friend Denise Dobson of Sand Springs, brother Ron Dobson of Sand Springs, brother Gene Dobson and wife Betty of Eufaula, and countless other family and friends. He is loved and cherished having impacted many lives. Although physically gone from us, Jerry lives on in each of our hearts.