Marlene Elma Bobbitt (née Daggett) died peacefully at her home on July 1, 2021 in Maryville, TN at the age of 80.
Marlene is survived by her husband of over 60 years, John Bobbitt; children, Mary (Michael) Wolney of Maryville, TN and Tammy Bobbitt of Maryville, TN; grandchildren Lindsey (Jeremy) Mueller of Trenton, IL; Erin Wolney of Maryville, TN; Corey Bobbitt of Crewe, VA; Sinjin Wolney of Holiday, FL; Nathan Bobbitt of Eagle Rock, VA; and Emma Bobbitt of Eagle Rock, VA; great-grandson, Jackson Mueller of Trenton, IL; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Colon and Elma Daggett of Dickinson Center, NY; her parents-in-law, John and Sallie Bobbitt of Lewisburg, WV; son CJ Bobbitt of Maryville, TN; son Jeffrey Bobbitt of Eagle Rock, VA; grandson William Bobbitt of Maryville, TN; and granddaughter Sydney Bobbitt of Maryville, TN.
Marlene was born on Aug 27, 1940 in Massena, NY to Colon and Elma Daggett. She graduated from A. Barton Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing in 1960 with a degree in Nursing. She married John in 1960. After her kids were grown, Marlene began working for Kroger in their video department. Over 9 years, the couple welcomed 4 children into their home. Her children remember her as a kind and gentle mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals. She loved her family and was an avid sports lover especially the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and Atlanta Braves. She enjoyed her western and Elvis Presley movies along with singing to his songs. She enjoyed baking especially during Christmas where she would make her candy cane coffee cakes for first responders. Her dog, Precious, was her faithful companion.
The family would like to thank UT Hospice for their care and dedication. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Pat Summit Foundation at 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday July 7, 2021 from 6-7pm with a memorial service to follow at 7 pm at Dotson Funeral Home. Family and friends of the family are welcome to attend and celebrate Marlene’s life. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Dotson Funeral Home, 4838 Wildwood Road, Wildwood. (865-984-5959) Online Book of Memories- www.dotsonfuneralhome.com
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