He was born in Nashville to the late Thomas Lovel and Lake Audalene Jobe on Dec. 1, 1944. He loved to tell stories and considered himself a historian. Jim served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as a radio telegraph operator. He received several medals for his service including the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Jim was retired from the Postal Service after many years of service, and was the vice president for the International Relief Center (IRC). He was also an employee of Hertz for the past six years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Carol Ellis Jobe; children, Michael Kelly Jobe (Marisol Valverde), Bonnie Jobe Angkaw (Adrian Cardane), and David Patrick Jobe; grandchildren, Adrian Michael Angkaw, Luka James Jobe, and Lilah Jade Jobe; and brother, Thomas Loval Jobe.
A Life Celebration for Mr. Jobe was conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home.
Interment will be 1 p.m .Thursday, Jan. 24, at Middle Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery.
Hendersonville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.