Gary M. Jobe – Union County Daily Digital

In the year of our Lord 2022, on September 5, kind and courageous Gary M. Jobe, left his earthly body and walked joyfully and triumphantly through the gates of Heaven into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus -Christ. . He was surrounded by his loving family at Memorial Hospital. A 1967 graduate of Marysville High School, he attended Columbus Business University. Gary was well known as an agent and owner of Shearer-Banks Insurance in Marysville for 45 years. As a youth in West Jefferson, he was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. With his marriage in 1974, he became a life member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 2000, Gary received the blessing of a kidney transplant. In gratitude for his gift of life offered by Pastor Tom Hackett, he dedicated his final years to the mission and ministry of St. John’s and touched dozens of lives over the years. As a staff member in Christ Care Small Group Ministry, he led Bible studies and trainings and developed small group vision statements. He launched Member Mission Outreach which incorporated Loving In Actions and In Truth. This outreach program continues to provide the construction of countless accessibility ramps to help seniors and people with disabilities in Union County and beyond. He served many years as a youth leader and impacted many lives through group labor camp. Gary has also held many positions in the church congregation. He enjoyed golf, hiking and many trips with his family and friends. Besides his faithful work in the church, he will be remembered most for his positive and encouraging attitude and his uplifting sense of humor. Gary was born on January 17, 1949 in Franklin County to the late Milton Sheridan and Kathryn Isabelle Collins Jobe. He was also predeceased by his brother, Jim Jobe and his stepfathers, Shade and Florence Watkins. Remaining to honor and carry on his legacy of love, strength and kindness, there remains his wife of 52 years, Mary L. Watkins Jobe, whom he married on May 23, 1970 at St. John’s Lutheran Church; his daughters, Amy (Joe) Balderson of Marysville and Jacque Jobe of Marysville; eight grandchildren Derek Golden, Daniel (Megan) Golden, Max Balderson, Samuel Balderson, Nathan Golden, Mason Golden, Zoe Balderson and Mya Balderson; his sisters, Patti (Gary) Wilhelm and Christi Cross; one sister-in-law, Deb (Randy) Williams; and so many other relatives and lifelong friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, September 9, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Reverend Jacob D. Heino will officiate and interment will be in the churchyard. Memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to Loving In Actions and In Truth or Growing Roots in Care of St. John’s Church. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

Barry F. Howard