Jobe, Cecil Leroy

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Prospect Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Prospect Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO

Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Prospect Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO


Cecil Leroy Jobe of Lonedell, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on March 23, 2014, having reached the age of eighty-seven years and nine months. Cecil was born in St. Louis, MO, on June 23, 1926, son of Henry Franklin Jobe and Velma Jobe nee Huff. On March 16, 1952, he was united in marriage to Lorna Lee Gladys Bliss and three sons came to bless this union. On March 1, 2002, he was united in marriage to Kathryn Winnifred Turk nee Current and their families were joined as one.

Cecil is survived by his wife, Kathryn “Katie” Jobe of Lonedell, MO; by his sons, Robin Jobe and wife, Terry, of St. Clair, MO, Frank Jobe and wife, Karen Sue, of Lonedell and Doug Jobe and wife, Kim, of Lonedell; by one step-son, Joseph A. Turk, Sr. and wife, Theresa, of Washington, MO; by nine grandchildren, Amy Hall and husband, Aaron, of Union, MO, Daniel Jobe and wife, Meredith, of Avon, CT, Matthew Jobe and wife, Sara, of Ocean Springs, Ms, Garrett Jobe and wife, Mary, of Lonedell, Andrea Dierker and husband, Travis, of St. Clair, Steven Jobe and wife, Wendii, of St. Clair, Mandy Hoff and husband, Jon, of St. Clair, Krista Jobe of St. Clair and Allie Jobe of Lonedell; by two step-grandchildren, Joseph Turk, Jr. and Gage Turk, both of Washington; by one sister, Mary FrancEs George of St. Clair; by sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Frank” and Velma Jobe; and by his wife, Lorna Jobe.

Cecil was a devoted Christian throughout his life. While living in the Fenton, MO area years ago, he had helped to establish and was a charter member of both First Baptist Church in Fenton and also the First Baptist Church in Murphy, MO. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1957. After moving to the Lonedell area, he joined Prospect Baptist Church in Lonedell, serving the church for over fifty years. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy in World War II, entering June 29, 1944, and receiving his honorable discharge on March 8, 1946, and also in the Korean War, entering March 3, 1950, and receiving his honorable discharge on November 30, 1951. Cecil was a heavy equipment operator by trade and was a retiree of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 513 of Bridgeton, MO. For over twenty years he was employed by Norman Goad Construction in St. Louis, MO. Cecil was a talented musician and had spent a great deal of his time, entertaining friends and family. He was proud to have passed this musical talent on to his sons and their musical group was known as the “The Nubbin Ridge Boys”. He enjoyed many other hobbies and interests during his life, but nothing made him happier than the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A devoted and loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, step-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Prospect Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO, with the Rev. Dick Hinson and the Rev. Steve Hodges officiating. Interment with full military honors was held in Prospect Cemetery in Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Prospect Baptist Church in Lonedell. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.