Jerry B. Gobble
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SKIPPERVILLE, Ala. - Jerry B. Gobble, a resident of North County Road 67, died early Wednesday morning, May 22, 2013, at his home. He was 79.
Mr. Gobble was born and reared in Salisbury, N.C., son of the late Albert Lee Gobble Sr. and Flora Wilkerson Gobble. He was a 1953 graduate of Boyden High School in North Carolina. As a young adult, Mr. Gobble enlisted in the U.S. Army and served three years. While stationed at Fort Rucker, he met his future wife, Mary Snell, and they were married Aug. 31, 1957. After his discharge from the Army, Mr. Gobble enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in North Carolina and was also employed by the North Carolina Finishing Plant.
In 1967, Mr. and Mrs. Gobble moved to Dale County, near the Bertha Community. He joined the Army National Guard in Abbeville and served 22 years retiring with the rank of Sergeant Major from the National Guard in Ozark.
Mr. Gobble was formerly employed by the Henry Farm Center and retired from Pea River Electric in 1996.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 55 years, Mary Snell Gobble, Skipperville; a daughter, Donna L. Horne (Tom), Dothan; a son, Andy Gobble, (Jennifer) Skipperville; four grandchildren, Traci Rood, Phillip Rood, Courtney Gobble and Josh Gobble; a niece, Beth Gray and husband Kelley, Charlotte, N.C.; a nephew, Al Gobble and wife Denise of Arizona; several nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law from the Snell family.
Jerry Gobble greatly enjoyed his family and was a Godly man. He was patriotic and loved baseball and enjoyed playing softball in his younger years.
Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24 in New Hope Baptist Church, in the Bertha Community, with Rev. Shane Traylor and Rev. Dan Sheppard officiating. Graveside services, with full military honors, will follow in the church cemetery. Holman-Headland Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary in Headland.
Memorials: Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy R. Grantham, 826 County Road 7, Skipperville, AL 36374.
Published in Salisbury Post on May 23, 2013