Charles David Jobe

September 2, 1924February 21, 2013

Greensboro: Mr. Charles David Jobe,88, passed away peacefully at his home on February 21.

He was born September 2, 1924 in Mebane, NC to the late Curtis and Nell Jobe. Charles was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during WWII. He was held as a POW in Germany for 15 months during the war. He was liberated by the Russians on May 3, 1945. Once he retuned to Greensboro, he loved to tell that the Germans didn't treat him badly because of his carpentry skills. They allowed him to work in the carpentry shop next to the blacksmith shop which provided him with heat to keep him warm. He received monthly Red Cross boxes which included a chocolate bar. Charles always chose to split his chocolate bar in half to share with a fellow German carpenter and his family.

After his release, while home on furlough, he married Betty Oliver, his home town sweetheart, who encouraged him through the wartime with her beautiful love letters. They were married for sixty-one years until her death in 2007. Charles started the Jobe family in the construction business in 1946 after completing his personal home. In the early 1960's he joined forces with Kelly Bowles forming Bowles-Jobe Construction. They began building fine homes on the lots that they acquired in New Irving Park area.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Oliver Jobe; sisters, Mettawee Jobe, Katherine Stewart, Melba Jobe and Juanita Coose.

He is survived by his children Gary Jobe (Karen), Theresa Millikin(Jeff) of LaGrange, IL and Betty Kaye Nandin of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Harrison, John Thomas and Brantlee Jobe; and Sam and Michael Nandin. Brother, Luke Jobe; sisters, Hazel Coose, Mary Wallace, Nancy Mahood, Ashlynn Roberts-Landreth and Brenda Loftis.

The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to long term caregivers, Debbie Locklear and Brad Locklear, the late Geneva Foy as well as Terri Tuttle and Chris Williams.

The family will visit with friends at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, North Elm Street Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Wednesday, February 27 at Rehobeth United Methodist Church where Charles was a member, with Rev. Ben Shepherd, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 4475 Rehobeth Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27407 or the charity of your choice.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Julie & Ray Shadrick

February 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Julie & Ray Shadrick

Marcia Spivey

February 26, 2013

Uncle Charles was always nice to me. He had a nice smile. He is with others we love, like my Mom, Bessie, and his wife, Betty and so many others that loved him. He is at peace and happy. I will miss seeing him at the family get togethers. Let your memories of Charles, father, husband, brother, and uncle, son and friend bring joy to your life. Love, Marcia Spivey

Shaila Puckett

February 26, 2013

Uncle Charles was a wonderful man whom I thought the world of. He was always an inspiration to me. I have many fond memories of him while I was growing up. He loved going to church, and he sang so beautiful. He loved the Lord, and he was such a devoted Christian. I know he's in a better place now, and he's now singing in the heavenly choir. He loved his family and was always bragging on them. He loved talking about Betty (the love of his life) Gary, Teresa, Kaye, and all of his grandchildren. He was so proud of all of them. He was a wonderful man, and I will miss him greatly.

Janice & Jim England

February 25, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

February 25, 2013

I have nothing but good memories of Uncle Charlie. He was a Great Man and had a way about him that made everyone feel special. He went out of his way many times to make me feel that way. My thoughts and prayers go out to his children and my 1st cousins Gary, Theresa and Betty Kaye. Mark Coose

debbie locklear

February 25, 2013

The sweetest man that ever will be missed,but forever in my heart.

James Hicks

February 25, 2013

Uncle Charlie, God knew you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me". All our individual memories still remain captured in our hearts. I Love you Uncle Charlie...hug my mother, grand mother and grand pa for me.... James Carlton Hicks

Amy Turner

February 24, 2013

Gary, so sorry for your loss. Uncle Charlie will be missed. I will never forget the good times we had at his house when we all got together. I love reading his life story with the military and the love of his life Betty. God Bless you and your family.

Amy Turner

February 24, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Joelle Loftis

February 24, 2013

Sorry for your loss, Charlie was a great man and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.