The city of Inglewood Parks and Recreation department, family and friends are mourning the loss of Arrick “Dobby” Turner.
Dobby WAS Inglewood.
He grew up in District 4 on 109th Street and graduated from Morningside High School. He then dedicated thirty (30) years of his life to the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.
Dobby spearheaded the city’s first ever Juneteenth celebration and introduced gardening to the city’s pre-schoolers and senior citizens.
Dobby loved the Cowboys, the community and fishing.
You always knew when he was at the park or City Hall because you would see his blue truck with the Cowboys star in the back window. You could always find him on Instgram posting photos from trips to Dallas to see DEM BOYS.
He supported every up and coming Inglewood entrepreneur whether it was opening up the gym to their sports activities or buying a t-shirt, you could always count on Dobby’s support.
He supported city activities by handing out turkeys at the annual giveaway or cooking chili in the 2nd District’s annual Chili Cook Off.
His tables were always decorated with “WOOD” attire.
To Mike, TK, Jimmy, Scooter, and Gina he was their brother, not a boss. We all mourned the loss of Mike’s son Mikey he passed away last year.
Dobby was a great man, a great colleague and a HUGE loss to our city.
Dobby passed away doing what he loved most. Fishing. On a boat, with his fishing rod, a cigar and watching the waves.
We not gonna say good bye Dobby. We gonna keep it sweet and simple like you did.
Dobby leaves behind his wife, children, grandchildren who fondly called him “Grumpy”, the entire staff of Inglewood City Hall and countless friends and community members who passed through Darby and Rogers Park.
Funeral services will be held at Faithful Central Bible Church on Tuesday, January 21st at 11am. Attendees are being asked to wear Red and White.
(photos were curated from the personal Instagram page of Arrick “Dobby” Turner and Louie Carr.)