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Carl Dockins

A graveside service for Carl W. “Doc” Dockins of Jackson, was held Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Arrangements were handled by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Carl, 81, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson. He was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Scopus, to Ira and Alma “Jane” Hanners Dockins. Five children were born to their union. He and Delba “Faye” Mayfield were married June 25, 1960, at Mayfield. They had been married 48 years when Faye passed away Oct. 29, 2008.

Carl was a 1958 graduate of Jackson High School. He worked 40 years at Atlas/Spartec Plastic in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 2000.

He enjoyed dancing, but above all loved being with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Loving survivors include a daughter, Carla (Darrell) Stadt, two grandchildren, Lacey (Robert) Pulley and Lance (Lydia) Stadt, all of Jackson, two great-grandchildren, Madey and Everleigh Pulley and two siblings, Jerry (Carolyn) Dockins and Mary Lou Switzer of Jackson. He was preceded in death by his wife and two siblings, Almeta Long and Donald Dockins.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Carl’s personal obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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