Numerous emergency personnel, including those in Claiborne County, Tenn., took part in the funeral procession for Herman “Lee” Dobbs Jr. on Thursday.
Dobbs was an Air Evac flight paramedic killed when his three-member team’s helicopter crashed on June 6.
The procession was escorting Dobbs, of London, to a second visitation in Rogersville, Tenn. Emergency personnel along the route joined and escorted the procession from London all the way to Rogersville.
In addition to his job on Air Evac’s Lifeteam 109, based in Manchester, Dobbs was also a paramedic with the Clay County and Knox County EMS.
He was previously employed with Air Methods Ky.; Laurel County EMS; St. Joseph-London; Mt. Carmel Fire Department.; Sullivan County, Tenn., EMS; Church Hill, Tenn., EMS; Hawkins County, Tenn., EMS; Greene County, Tenn., EMS and the Hawkins County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Department.
Funeral services for Dobbs were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawk Creek Church in London.
An additional visitation was held at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville on Thursday. A funeral service was scheduled at 11 a.m. today at Christian-Sells Funeral Home, 1520 E. Main St., Rogersville. Burial will be at Church Hill Memorial Gardens in Church Hill, Tenn.
Dobbs, 40, is survived by his wife of 22 years, Emilee, and their three children, Jordan, Hayden and Walker.
In addition to Dobbs, pilot Eddy Sizemore, of London, and flight nurse Jesse Jones, of Frakes, died in the crash.
Air Evac Lifeteam, the company that owned the helicopter that crashed, will hold a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Manchester Air Evac Lifeteam crew. The service will be at North Laurel High School Gymnasium, 1300 Hal Rogers Parkway, London.
Claiborne Progress, Civitas Media, LLC