Jerry Lynn Sober, age 84, went home to be with Jesus, his
Savior, Friday, November 6th, 2021, in Timnath, Colorado.
Jerry was born on Collins Hill in the family car on the way to the
Hospital near Harmon, Oklahoma. They then turned around and
returned home where they met a midwife to help care for this
new addition to the Sober family.
He was welcomed by his parents, Ira Frederick and Winnie Davis (O’Hair) Sober Wednesday, May 19th,1937.
Jerry and his four older siblings grew up on their family farm near
Harmon, Oklahoma. He was raised to be humble, loyal, kind, and
It was in 1952 while attending Arnett High School where he met
the love of his life, Doris Elizabeth Chaffin. This young, beautiful
couple were married at age 17 in August of 1954. They stood by
each another 67 years. Together they raised four children, Sherry,
Mike, Randy, and Jeff.
Jerry provided well for his family. He was a hard worker, full of
determination. Exploration drilling industry took Jerry and Doris to
work throughout the Midwest. Jerry and Doris decided on a
forever home in Douglas, Wyoming where they would raise their
Douglas Exploration became a dream come true in 1969. Jerry’s
tenacity, stellar work ethic, and with Doris by his side, the
company quickly became very successful. The three sons jumped
on board, each sharing unique talents that helped this business
to grow. The business took work to places around the world.
This caring man appreciated his employees and thought of them
as family. Jerry always made sure that all employees would each
be able to provide for their own. A simple handshake and the
promise of your word was all it took to gain Jerry's trust.
Jerry enjoyed sports. He had great joy watching his children,
and grandchildren in all their sporting events and activities.
Jerry had a passion for working the land, raising cattle, and
tending to many other barnyard animals. He owned various
properties, including El Shaddai Ranch south of Douglas. He
found happiness and purpose in each place.
Jerry's faith was held in Jesus Christ, and he wanted nothing
more than God's love to shine through his own life.
Jerry was proceeded in death by his parents, three sisters, one
brother, and his grandson Levi Sober, who passed in October
He is survived by his wife Doris Elizabeth, his four children, eleven
grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. He will be deeply
missed by all.
A celebration of life was held at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in
Douglas, Wyoming on Friday, November 12th, 2021. Miranda (Sober)
Richendifer delivered the eulogy and Ron Blain spoke lovingly
of his friend, Jerry Sober, as the officiant.
Serving as pallbearers were Joel Sober, Drew Sober, Hunter Sober,
Josh Goodrich, Heath Goodrich, and Casey Goodrich.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were his great grandchildren.
Memorial donations to Douglas Senior Citizens’ Center P.O. Box 192,
Douglas, Wyoming 82633 is appreciated.
Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming was in charge of
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com
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