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Robert E. "Bob" Jobe, 83, of Muskogee, died November 17, 2015 at his home. He was born April 3, 1932 in Wagoner, OK to Chester A. and Eula Mae (Lancaster) Jobe, the third of ten children. The entire family was active in Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church during his growing up years. He attended Irving School, Alice Robertson Junior High and Central High School. Bob loved playing football and was on the Rougher team that won the state championship for 1948-1949. He left the class of 1951 early to join the Army in September of 1950 and served in Korea as a Master Sergeant until honorably discharged May 4, 1952. He was awarded the Army Occupational Medal (Japan) United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and was awarded a purple Heart after being wounded January 22, 1952. Upon returning home to Muskogee, Bob received his G.E.D. and then attended Oklahoma A & M. Bob began working at the First National Bank of Muskogee. On November 27, 1953, Bob married Mary Anne Collins in Muskogee. They shared 31 years of marriage before she died in 1984. Three sons were born to this union, Bobby Jobe, Rusty Jobe and Rick Jobe. Bob had careers working at Goodyear, selling insurance and then starting his own filling station with his father-in-law, Clint Collins. They added three more stations and then bought the Phillips bulk plant, which Bob ran until his retirement in 1980. Bob was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, singing in the choir where he met Suzanne Moore. They were married August 1, 1986. Bob was a great step-dad to Jennifer and Carter and was elected St. Paul's Father of the Year in 1989. They were members of the Wesley Class and currently members of the New Life Class. Bob served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees during the building of the new sanctuary after the fire in 1990. He enjoyed going on Mission trips with Volunteers in Mission including trips to Bolivia, Mexico and San Salvador. Bob was a member of Jaycees and the Noon Optimist Club for many years. He also loved to travel and spend time with friends and family including his classmates from 1951. Since his health caused him to give up golf and later singing in choir, he loved reading westerns with Sadie, his dog, on his lap and playing Tuesday night poker with his buddies. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Anne; granddaughter, Mary Nicole Jobe; his parents; and two brothers, Lee Jobe and Keith Jobe. He is survived by his wife Suzanne of the home; sons, Bobby Jobe Jr. and wife Anita of Muskogee, Rusty Jobe of Muskogee, and Rick Jobe and wife Cathy of Tulsa; step-daughter, Jennifer Crotty and husband Dr. Jim Crotty and step-son, Carter Moore and wife Renee of Allen, TX; 7 grandchildren, Karra Wardour (Justin) of Muskogee, Rob Jobe III (Priscilla) of Joplin, Ashley Jobe (Sean Hale) of Muskogee, Cory Jobe of Tulsa, Erin Crotty and Brendan Crotty of Muskogee and Hailey Moore of Allen, TX; 5 great-grandchildren, Caitlin Wardour, Ezekiel Jobe, Clara Jobe, Isabella Hale and Anastasia Hale. Bob also leaves brothers Chester Jobe (Thelma), David Jobe (Jeanetta), Tommy Jobe (Gloria), Terry Jobe, and sisters Mary Lou Turpen (Brent), Carolyn Voss (Richard) and Joyce Bennight (Randy); sisters-in-law, Mary Jobe and Joan Harner (David); numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Cornerstone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Bob's family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 2130 W Okmulgee St, Muskogee, OK, 74401. A celebration of Bob's life will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2015, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. David Burris officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny Broome, Roger Hilfiger, Earnie Gilder, Weldon Stout, Don Nicholson and Jim Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Bunky Tatum, Sonny Wilbourn, Charlie Cook, Bill Deatherage, Dr. Duane Crotty and Jim Roller. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery with FULL MILITARY HONORS.

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