Jerry Lynn Jobe

by Lynn McMillen
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Jerry Lynn  Jobe

JERRY LYNN JOBE
June 12, 1951 – March 27, 2024

Jerry Lynn Jobe, of Starkville, MS, lost his battle with a terminal illness March 27, 2024, at the Choctaw Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ackerman, Mississippi.

He was born in Memphis, TN on June 12, 1951, the son of Robert Samuel Jobe and Dorothy Evelyn Byard Jobe surrounded by family. He grew up in the community of Mineral Wells, Olive Branch, MS. Jerry had a life-time career in the electrical utility industry which benefitted him the blessing of rich friendships and professional success.
When he was not working or spending time with family, he enjoyed being part of a crew for many years as a Mississippi Public School Association (MPSA) and NCAA Division II and III football referee. Jerry was an avid Mississippi State Bulldogs fan, attending many athletic events. Football season reigned supremely his favorite allowing him a chance to tailgate and attend the game with family and his longtime friend, Ricky Follin.

Jerry leaves behind a legacy of love and endearment. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rose Ann Ayers Jobe, also of Starkville, MS, and daughters, Niki and Ben DeAngelo of New Port Richey, FL, Lorie and Lake Baird of Indianola, MS, Haley and Josh Wooten of Starkville, MS, and Jamie and Cory Lucius of Starkville, MS. He also leaves behind the treasures of his life, his beloved grandchildren: Smith, William, Ayers, Vivian, Lyndon, Prather, Mason, Ann Ivy, and Camm.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to the loving staff at Choctaw Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ackerman, Mississippi and EnHabit Hospice for the selfless support and care they have provided. They truly were the hands and feet of Christ.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville, with a visitation at 2:00, with a service immediately following at 3:00 in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Jerry’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Lewy Body Dementia Association in hopes of someday there will be a cure for these invasive diseases.

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