William "Wild Bill" Dobbins, 58, of Rutland, died Feb. 7, 2017, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1958, in Lynn, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas and Ferne (Grant) Dobbins. He graduated in 1976 from Lynn High School and attended Boston University where he played ice hockey and suffered a broken ankle while trying out for the Boston Bruins. Mr. Dobbins was employed as an iron worker, a building contractor and a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing and his Harley Davidson. Survivors include his mother, of Lynn; a daughter, Amber Loso-Dobbins, and her mother, Sherri Loso; several stepchildren, grandchildren and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and a brother, Thomas Dobbins Jr. A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at The Lodge, 2293 Route 125, Cornwall. Arrangements are by Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
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