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Obituary for Elbert “Woody” Jobe

Ponca City Now - September 10, 2019 4:23 pm

Elbert “Woody” Woodrow Jobe

July 8, 1945 – September 10, 2019

Elbert Woodrow “Woody” Jobe was born July 8, 1945 in Gordonville, Texas, to Albert Woodrow and Vivian Marie (Myers) Jobe. He passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the age of 74 in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

Woodrow, better known as “Woody,” grew up on a small farm in Grayson County located along State Highway 377. He attended school in Whitesboro, Texas and graduated in 1964. He married DeLauna Gayle Woolsey on April 3, 1965 in Gainesville, Texas. They first lived in Whitesboro, Gordonville, and Sandusky, Texas where he began working as a welder for Texas Manufacturing. In 1966, he began working for Union Texas Petroleum (a division of Allied Chemical) as a plant operator. In 1973 they moved to Bossier City, Louisiana and then six years in Haughton, Louisiana, continuing as a plant operator. In 1980, they moved their family to Piedmont, OK, then later transferred to the Chaney Dell Plant in Ringwood, first as a lab operator and then as a gas sample tester. They lived a short time in Carmen and Helena, Oklahoma. In 1987 they purchased a home in Ringwood, Oklahoma and lived there for the next 30 years. After retirement, they moved to Blackwell, Oklahoma in 2017.

Woody loved hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and taxidermy work. He attended the Touchstone Taxidermy School in Bossier City, Louisiana and entered several competitions. In 1990, he was the state champion for both Oklahoma and Colorado in the whitetail deer category.

Woody served as a deacon and later as an elder for the North Garland Church of Christ in Enid, Oklahoma for several years. Later he became a member of the Blackwell Church of Christ in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife, DeLauna Jobe; two sons, Lanny and wife Lexy Jobe of Blackwell, Oklahoma, and Mickey and wife Dana Jobe of Keller, Texas; a daughter, Irma and husband James Bartodej of Yukon, Oklahoma; a sister, Martha Faye and Harley Flowers of Russellville, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Monica and husband Aaron Deaton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Landon Jobe of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Laryn Wirtz of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Logan Jobe of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Lyndi Jobe of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Matthew Rundle of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Janae Edwards of Mustang, Oklahoma, and Ashley and husband Jon Nossaman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a one great-grandchild, Aubree Wirtz of Blackwell, Oklahoma; a nephew, Ronnie and Carla Flowers of Sherwood, Arkansas; two nieces, Heather and Jeremy Cox of Sherman, Texas, and Holly and Michael Oakley of Dickson, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Denise O’Neal of Sadler, Texas; and a brother-in-law, Derron and Leslie Woolsey of Aubrey, Texas.

Woody was preceded in death by his parents.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14th in the Blackwell Church of Christ with Gordon Jantz of North Garland Avenue Church of Christ in Enid officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Pat Meek, Derron Woolsey, Jeremy Cox, Ronnie Flowers, Michael Oakley and Carl Smith. Serving as honorary casketbearers will be Mike Burge, Stan Stout, Nelson Bullard, Don Williams, Don Rhoten, Cecil Thorp and DeWayne Carter.

A memorial has been established in his honor for the Philippine Mission at North Garland Avenue Church of Christ in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.