James Preston "J.P." |
James Preston "J.P." Mobley Jr. was born on December 25, 1931 in Eros, LA to the union of Mattie Lou and James Preston Mobley Sr. J.P. was a Korean War Veteran of The US Navy. He was a Representative for OutreachInternational. He was an assistant principal at Richardson, then principal of Ransom Elementary, principal of Calhoun High School and Calhoun Middle School where he retired.
Funeral services will be 1:00p.m. Monday at Community of Christ Church in West Monroe, LA with Scott McClain officiating.. Visitations will be Sunday 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m., and Monday morning 10:30a.m.-12:00p.m. at the Commumity of Christ Church. Burial will follow services at Community of Christ Church Cemetery, Eros, LA under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
JP is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mattie Mobley, his sisters and their husbands, Polly and Leon McCall, Audrey and Thomas"Shorty" Fuller; Lavienia and Clarence Carroll; son, James Preston Mobley III.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Katherine Mobley of Calhoun, LA; children, Jeffrey and wife Leslie of Vicksburg, MS; Jacqueline and husband Scott McClain of St. Louis, MO; Lt. Col. Jason Mobley and wife Patricia of Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Mattea and Michaela Mobley; Carley, Kirby and Nathan McClain; Olivia and Caroline Mobley and a host of family and friends.
Honorary Pallbearers will be O. J. Smith, Danny Fuller, C. E. McCall, Jimmy White, Don Hawkins, Billy Fuller.
In leu of flowers, donations may be made to OutreachInternational c/o Community of Christ Church 6462 Cypress St. West Monroe, LA 71291 or Hospice of CaringHearts, 100 South Trenton St. Ruston, LA 71270
Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
Published in The News Star from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2014