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Jay Charles Bobbitt

June 12, 1949 - November 12, 2017

Jay Charles Bobbitt, age 68, of Dallas, Texas, passed away November 12, 2017.  He was born June 12, 1949, in Birmingham, Alabama to Dorsey Brown and Genevieve (Smith) Bobbitt. 

Jay graduated from W.T. White High School in Dallas, where he was an all-state champion debater.  After graduation, Jay entered the University of Texas in Austin, where he graduated in three years; he was also on the debate team and president of his fraternity, Delta Upsilon.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from UT, he moved to Waco, Texas, where he entered the Baylor University Law School and graduated with his degree in 1975.  While in Waco he worked as a disc jockey at radio station WACO.

He then moved to Dallas, where he worked at KLIF and was a youth minister at Walnut Hill Methodist Church.

In 1976 he joined his brother’s company, Bob Bobbitt Custom Homes and soon was placed in charge of construction, where he remained until his retirement in 2015.

Jay loved to travel during the past twenty years; he enjoyed several trips to Europe each year.  His favorite destination was Prague in the Czech Republic.

He was a Texas Longhorn football fan and attended all games, home and away, until last year when his health kept him sidelined.

Jay spent all holidays with Bob and Shirley at their home along with Lance, Julie and Jaxson.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his brother, Bob Bobbitt and wife Shirley of Frisco, Texas; nephew, Lance Bobbitt and wife Julie of Frisco, Texas; and great-nephew, Jaxon Bobbitt.

Jay is preceded in death by his parents, Dorsey and Gene Bobbitt.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway N., Allen, Texas 75013.

Memorial donations in Jay's honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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We are very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories. Love, Ann & Jerold Jerold & Ann Davis, December 4, 2017 So sorry for your loss. Linda and Roy Eiland, December 2, 2017 Jay was one of the "good guys". I always liked sharing our thoughts and opinions (of which we both had many!!) Rest in peace my good friend. Carol (Marx) Kleinman, November 29, 2017