October 23, 1968 - July 6, 2017
Jobey Trent, the second son of Janey and Winston Trent, was born on October 23, 1968 at Weatherford Hospital at 8:01 PM and died July 6, 2017 at Mercy Hospital OKC,OK at the age of 48 years at 4:21 AM. Jobey was raised in Weatherford, OK and attended schools there. He also attended Hinton Public School, and graduated in 1988 from Clinton High School. He attended OSU Technology on scholarship and studied auto and diesel Technology, and graduated with associate degree in 2 years. He worked upon graduation at Riverside Chevy in Tulsa, where he became the "Highway Hero", helping stranded motorists repair vehicles on Tulsa highways. Radio Station KMOD gave him that title. Jobey moved to Wilburton, OK and worked at the family business, Starbright Inc., owned by his father and mother. He worked as a mechanic alongside his brother Kevan, who was a schematic electrician. Jobey joined the US Air Force in 1992, where he graduated as Airman 1st Class, achieving award of Airman of his entire basic training flight at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduation, he scored high enough to skip advanced individual training, going directly to McCord AFB in Tacoma, WA. Upon reenlistment, after 4 years, he was reassigned to Port Huenene, CA Naval Base, where he became an instructor , winning numerous awards, including teacher of squadron and instructor of the year. Overseas tour followed in Europe, combat tours followed in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Djibouti, Africa, and Korea. After a 2nd reenlistment, he was diagnosed with Type 2 insulin dependent diabetes. He was honorably discharged after 11 years of service with the rank of Tech SGT E-5 USAF, Retired Disabled Veteran. Upon his return to the United States and civilian life, Jobey continued in his chosen field and used his skill at Sooner Great Dane and City Trailer/Paint Works. Advancing his abilities, he enrolled at Caddo/Kiowa Tech School in welding and auto body restoration. The progression of his diabetic condition ultimately made him unable to work. After multiple surgeries, he became a resident of Sulpher Veterans Center, where he received therapy and excellent care for 1 1/2 years. He enjoyed working cattle alongside his grandfather, father, brother, and FFA. His hobbies included fishing and hunting on family owned property in Hammon, OK, where his ashes will be casted on green meadows and still waters per his request to his father and mother. Jobey had a passion for music. He played guitar and was an inspiration to anyone he met. He was saved at age 13 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Weatherford, OK alongside multiple lifelong friends. Jobey had a passion for automobiles, robotics, electronics, fabrication, and welding. Jobey was a wonderful father to 2 children and 1 step-child.
Survivors Include: his son, Dylan Luke Trent and fiancé Katie Caldwell of Yukon, OK, and his daughter, Devin Mackenzie Trent, his step-daughter, Laken Dunn, mother of his children, Shelly Embree of Bethany, OK, his brother, Kevan Trent of Carnegie, OK, his father, Winston Trent, his mother, Janey Trent of Carnegie, OK, his girlfriend, Ashley Wilson, nephew, Ashton Luke Trent and his fiancé, Addie Langley, as well as many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, L.W. Trent, Jr. and Nena Holiday Trent, maternal grandparents, Ed Wilson and Ruth Reynolds Keller.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to American Diabetes Association, 4334 NW Expressway #265, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73116
Memorial Services: Hinton-Turner Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, 1:00 PM, July 10, 2017, Hinton, OK
Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).