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Submitted by: Becky Rodgers
Kenneth Paul Jobe, a resident of Calera, Oklahoma, and beloved family member, left this life in Denison, Texas on Monday November 27, 2017 at the age of 85 surrounded by friends and family. He was born on February 8, 1932 to Theodore and Myrtle (Higgins) Jobe in Achille, Oklahoma. Kenneth married his sweetheart Essie Mitchell in Atoka, Oklahoma on December 16, 1957.
Kenneth was a member of the United States Air Force for 20 years, during that time he saw action in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was an active member of the Billie Mosse Masonic Lodge in Denison, Texas for 50 years.
After he retired from the Air Force Kenneth wore many hats. He attended night school, worked as a welder for the railroad and studied Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. He was always learning new things and trades. He also enjoyed farming and ranching, gardening, auto mechanics and perpetual remodeling of his home. He did it all. He and his home served as a safe haven for may stray cats and dogs. Later in life he operated the Sher-Den Recycle Center in Sherman, Texas. He finally retired to be a full time Papa. He had a love for buying, selling and trading all things especially hats, guns, knives, coins and vehicles.
Mr. Jobe is survived by his daughter, Paula Kelley and husband Mark of Durant, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Carmen Baker and husband Kyle of Calera, Oklahoma, Koby Jobe of Springdale, Arkansas, Benjamin Stubber and girlfriend Amber Anderson of Durant, Oklahoma, Emily Stubber of Durant, Oklahoma, and April Hall of Shreveport, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Jackson Watts of Calera, Oklahoma, Presley Jobe of Calera, Oklahoma, Gabby Hall of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Michael Hall of Shreveport, Louisiana; brother, James Henry Higgins and wife Linda of Big Cabin, Oklahoma; nephew, Ronnie Jobe of Tulsa, Oklahoma; He is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.
Mr. Jobe was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Myrtle Jobe; beloved wife, Essie Mitchell Jobe; daughter, Karin Hall; and two infant daughters, Paula Marie Jobe, and Kim Marie Jobe; brother, Lee Roy Jobe, and Clarence Higgins, Jr.; sisters, Cleta Mae Jobe, and Mavis Jane Doran; and granddaughter, Riley Nicole Watts-Jobe.
Kenneth's family would like to thank the 8th floor nursing staff at Texoma Medical Center for their compassionate care in his last hours, the staff of Mays Home Health for their years of service, Dr. Doug Myers and Dr. David Reynolds for always respecting his wishes and a special thank you to Dr. Wael Abo-Auda for his years of unwavering faith that between the two of them they could pull through anything. He possessed the ability to rally this old man for one more battle when things looked impossible. They leveled the battle field together many times. He was his patient’s biggest cheerleader.
Family Hour will be from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday, November 30th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel in Durant, Oklahoma. A chapel service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday December 1st at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel with Rev. Johnny Hudson officating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers will be Koby Jobe, Benjamin Stubber, James Henry Higgins, Ronnie Jobe, Kyle Baker, Mark Kelley, and Jackson Watts , and the honorary pallbearers are The Patriot Guard.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com . Services are under the direction of Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.
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