GAINESVILLE, Ga. - James J. "JJ" Jobe, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Born in Naylor, Missouri, all of his adult life was lived in Augusta, Georgia. James was the son of the late Harrison Jobe and Minnie Cordelia Beasley. He was a retired power operator of 35 years from the Savannah River Plant (SRP), a World War II Veteran, and a Deacon Emeritus at the Fleming Baptist Church. James was a devoted husband and father who thoroughly enjoyed family, friends, and serving his Lord in the church. Upon high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country during WWII as a Navy SeaBee. After his return from the war, he met his wife Thelma McDaniel ("the best thing that ever happened to me") through a blind date and never looked back. Theirs was a blessed marriage of 69 years modeling the virtues of love and commitment. Likewise, he served many faithful years in various roles at the Hillcrest Baptist and Fleming Baptist Churches and was a devoted member of the William Cave Sunday School Class. He is preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter Ashley Weeks. Survivors include his wife Thelma McDaniel Jobe, daughter Rosemary (Buddy) Weeks, daughter Rita (Thomas) Cole, son Mike (Denise) Jobe, son Ron (Janet) Jobe, daughter Jamie Jobe; grandchildren Greg Weeks, Jennifer (Jason) Day, Matthew Cole, Jonathan (Emily) Jobe, Rachel (Trevor) Reese, Elizabeth Jobe; great-grandchildren Andrew and Lauren Martin, Miles Reese; and several sisters-in law and brothers-in-law. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm, Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home on Lumpkin Road. Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. The family would like to send their thanks and appreciation to Hospice at Northeast GA Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice at Northeast GA Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway #222, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 29, 2016