Jobey Leon Howard

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Jobey Leon Howard, A.K.A. – Jobey, Job, Joe Bob, J.L. and various and sundry other nicknames was born September 21, 1963, and peacefully left this world June 28, 2019, at 3:24 am. Jobey was a lifetime resident of the Bentonville/Centerton area and a graduate of BHS Class of 1982, then proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a longtime employee of the Centerton Water Department. Who loved to work, tell stories, help people, cook, smoke meats, hunt, 4-wheel and was never quite at home as he was at the creek. He lived for these things! Jobey was an adept conversationalist and a world class storyteller who always had a kind word, amazing story or funny joke for those he met. Jobey had a way of connecting with people that always left that person feeling better. If you didn't know Jobey you missed out!!! Jobey loved his family and friends with fervor and passion like no other. With a willingness to help no matter the situation and when the chips were down we all knew who to go to for conventional wisdom, advice or help. Jobey was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Claude C. and Minnie M. Murray of Rogers, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Jessie James (J.J.) and Macie Howard of Geary, Okla.; father, A.L. Howard of Bentonville, Ark. and mother, Evelyn Jones of Japton, Ark. He leaves behind three siblings: brother, Fred Howard and wife, Sandy of Rogers, Ark., sister, Nedra Engleman and husband, Allen of Gravette, Ark., and little brother, Adam Howard of Prairie Village, Kan.; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and too many friends to count, all of whom are left with a Jobey sized hole in their hearts today. The family requests that you join us to celebrate his life on September 28, 2019, at the Quail Unlimited Barn at 2 p.m. 11570 Little Rd, Bentonville, Ark. 72712. Smoked meat will be provided, everyone bring a side. Bring lawn chairs and be ready to party into the night to celebrate Jobey's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Jobey Howard to Circle of Life, Legacy Village, 1201 NE Legacy Village, Bentonville, Ark. 72712. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers. Words of comfort or memories may be expressed at

Published July 3, 2019