Bobby W. Jefferson Sr. 1951-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs


YOUNGSTOWN – Mr. Bobby Wayne Jefferson Sr., 71, passed into eternal rest on Monday, August 8, 2022, at his home.

Mr. Jefferson was born on February 11, 1951, in Bay Minette, Alabama, the son of Henry C. Sr. and Mary Cox Jefferson. He graduated from East High School in 1969 and graduated from ITT. He was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, Korea and Panama during his career.

Later, he worked at Woodside Hospital as a security guard at various locations and as a building superintendent for Struthers Manor. He attended Mount Zion Baptist Church and Refuge Apostolic Temple. He loved to read, watch his favorite shows, “Jeopardy” and “Law & Order”, and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.

He leaves forever to cherish his beloved memories, his ex-wife, Blanche Long; two sons, Bobby Wayne Jefferson Jr. of Youngstown and Dr. Thomas A. (Tara) Jefferson of Stow; one daughter, Melinda E. (Brian) Hunt of Alliance; siblings, Christine Love of Orlando, Florida, Kenneth Jefferson of Youngstown, George (Diane) Jefferson Sr. of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and Deborah (Eldridge) Whetstone of Los Angeles, California; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, eight siblings and his first wife, Theresa Jefferson.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Heavenly Place Church of God in Christ. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Due to the pandemic, all guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing.

Services of love and dignity entrusted to LE Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

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