ForeverMissed
Din Din aka James Jobin died April 29, 2021. He left behind a world that he was too good for and a family that can’t accept it. A family that will grieve over and over again for years as people he touched learn. He was an exceptional man who loved and hurt with his whole heart. If he loved you, you knew it. He lived for his family, his friends, his 3 children, his wife and even his dogs. Possibly his jean shorts and flip flops too. But when he became a grandfather, everyone went to the way side. It was nothing but those 4 granddaughters. He lived and breathed for them. Everyone else just went along for the ride. They will forever have lost a piece of that beauty and we are most sad for them. They named him, they loved him and they were his life. We were forever altered. It's now our life's journey to teach those babies the things he wanted to teach them. I can only hope that we can. We are forever grateful to have had the time we had with him and he will never ever be forgotten. He will be cremated and brought home and when the time is right we will honor his wish of incorporating his ashes into fireworks with the ones he loved.

Because of covid he won't be home for weeks so we'll celebrate his life at his home as soon as we can. I'll try and do it in the way he would have. Way too much food and a lot of laughs. 
Posted by Sabine Wichate-Shelby on May 4, 2021
James and I only knew each other for a relatively short amount of time, but despite that I will always remember his big heart!
He was a fantastic teacher; full of kindness, patience and encouragement. While others would have rushed to get work done fast, he was willing to give his time and turn every opportunity into a learning experience no matter how long it took.
He was clearly passionate about many things, especially his family, friends, and puppies!
As so many I wish for just one more hug, one more smile... I will always cherish my memories of him and the things he taught me as a coworker but mostly as a friend. My deepest condolences for his loved ones during this time of loss!
Posted by Donna Munoz on May 3, 2021
I have an image in my mind of a gorgeous 12 year old with an enormous smile. Always laughing, just pure fun. It was a privilege to see Jim grow into a sweet and caring man. We will miss your presence and will cherish the memories. With our love always.
Posted by Millie Peled on May 3, 2021
I'm sorry to say that I did not have the privilege of meeting James. This is a beautiful tribute to a man who obviously was very much loved and adored. My prayers are with you Kim, all the children and grandchildren. May your hearts continue to be full of his love and cherished memories. God bless.
Posted by Heath Ransom on May 2, 2021
As anyone who has ever met James will know... words will always fall short when describing him. To say someone loves ketchup is a mild description of someone loving ketchup. To say they hold a piece of bacon in one hand and use half a ketchup bottle on that one piece of bacon is an image that better describes James. That extreme love for ketchup also accurately describes how he loved those around him that accepted it. I genuinely believe that he loved with all his heart.
He never brought those around him down. Even when he was down he was able to channel some nervous energy out of thin air to create an awkwardness that was able to cancel out any negative energy.

James,
Thank you for bringing the storms of joy into my world in a way that only you could’ve. I am heartbroken but I’m lucky to have experienced your friendship, your awkward shuffle dance when the conversation turns to you in a room, your smile, your sweaty golf games that turned into a heat stroke almost every time, your “hey punkin”, your full blown 8 course meals on poker nights, your updates following service calls, your Washington Redskin talk, your very dramatic high five slap that barely grazes my finger tips... but most of all I’m lucky enough to have experienced your kindness that came with no judgement and no strings attached.

You will be forever present with me in all that I do. Rest In Peace my dear friend and know that you will live on in my heart until we meet again.
Posted by Robin Clooney on May 2, 2021
I loved the stories you would tell
on those miserable runs in the Texas heat. They made me laugh! They made me laugh at a time when no one know the pain I was in. They lifted my heart. As a dobie mom - his love for the Velcro dog and loving breed warmed my heart during Covid when not much did. You never know who’s watching your life in these Facebook days. He lifted mine. And I’m grateful for him and your stories of him.
Posted by JT Ransom on May 2, 2021
James. A kind hearted, soft spoken friend who always put anyone before himself. A laugh that will ring in my memory for as long as I live. He could not have known how much he will be missed and how much of a brother he was to so many of us.
Posted by Brittany Martin on May 2, 2021
There are no words that can fully explain the heartache and loss I feel for your family and for you. You were always such a cool dad to be around. Your smile was contagious and your energy was unmatched. I really hope you knew how much we all looked up to you. Thank you for allowing us into your life and I hope you forever rest In Peace.
Posted by Stephen Campbell on May 2, 2021
He was a good friend and i will miss him.
Posted by Jessica Smith on May 2, 2021
My heart just aches for your loved ones. You were the coolest hip Dad of the 12 year old daughters bunch and you always made me laugh. Your smile was contagious and I have nothing but great memories at your house with Steph! You were always so welcoming and kind. May your light continue to shine.

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Posted by Sabine Wichate-Shelby on May 4, 2021
James and I only knew each other for a relatively short amount of time, but despite that I will always remember his big heart!
He was a fantastic teacher; full of kindness, patience and encouragement. While others would have rushed to get work done fast, he was willing to give his time and turn every opportunity into a learning experience no matter how long it took.
He was clearly passionate about many things, especially his family, friends, and puppies!
As so many I wish for just one more hug, one more smile... I will always cherish my memories of him and the things he taught me as a coworker but mostly as a friend. My deepest condolences for his loved ones during this time of loss!
Posted by Donna Munoz on May 3, 2021
I have an image in my mind of a gorgeous 12 year old with an enormous smile. Always laughing, just pure fun. It was a privilege to see Jim grow into a sweet and caring man. We will miss your presence and will cherish the memories. With our love always.
Posted by Millie Peled on May 3, 2021
I'm sorry to say that I did not have the privilege of meeting James. This is a beautiful tribute to a man who obviously was very much loved and adored. My prayers are with you Kim, all the children and grandchildren. May your hearts continue to be full of his love and cherished memories. God bless.
Recent stories
Shared by Melissa Abel on May 6, 2021
I was about 11 or so and had come home from school but was all alone. The weather looked terrible outside and I decided to watch the news to find out what was going on. They said Tornado Watch, and no matter how many times my parents tried to convince me there was nothing to worry about, I was still terrified. James left work early to come home and be there so I wouldn't be alone and scared. We watched TV and I felt better because I wasn't alone. 

He would do that sort of thing for anyone. 
Shared by Kim Jobin on May 6, 2021
I'm gonna ramble and these will probably go on for days but we were together a lifetime. I'm pretty sure everyone knew James was the "go-to" guy. I think he was that for everybody. Well of course I never wanted him to know that he was my go to guy but he was. He was always so stinking calm and just so damn handy. He got a medal in the military for being the guy who saved a fellow soldier. He should have gone in to rescue. And boy, if he didn't know something or didn't know how to do something he could convince you that he did. He was the guy that could convince you that the earth was flat. It was a running joke for us. Our words to him were always "I'm going to google you". And his heart. Looking at all of these pictures and seeing the ones he took. It's heartbreaking. We did everything together and the best part was we did them as a family. He took me to Hawaii for my 50th. He planned everything. It was the best time of my life. He made so many plans for that trip and every single one was for me and about me. He knew me. I at first thought it was just he and I. Don't get me wrong. That was great but he knew it would mean a lot to have the rest of my people there. So there we were, sitting in first class (of course because he wanted it perfect) and I'm on the phone with my family and next thing I see is my granddaughter standing in front of me on the plane. He knew. He just became part of us. He made sure we all stayed in in one house together. Then I find out he had registered us for an 8 mile run for the morning of my birthday. Now, he hadn't run in months and months, ya'll 8 miles is a long way to go if you haven't been running. If you get a chance go check out the pictures. There I am. Happier than I've ever been and there is he about to throw up and thoroughly trying to fake it. It was the best. I got a selfie of he and I running and if he could have mustered up the strength  to flip me off he would have. I haven't found it yet but i will. (Found it!!!) So then we all decide we are going to go climb this stair thing. I don't remember the name but I will tell you it was brutal! He was pretty beat from the run so he decided he was going to stay back. We all went to the top and were just hanging out. As we were coming back down, just a little ways from the top, he was making his way up to be with us. He and I turned around and just sat up there together. Mostly to let him catch his breath :). He found a bakery there in Hawaii that made me a birthday cake. It was beautiful and instead of all of these flowers, he had them create a girl on the top running through a finish line. That trip was all about me and he was so proud that he could do that. He felt like a hero. He loved being in that role. We wanted to go back. Hawaii was a good place for him.

Radiant Kindness

Shared by Anachristy McCallister on May 6, 2021
James glowed. His smile always welcoming and his heart expressed through his acts of kindness. He showed up in simple ways that meant a lot, like when our family descended upon Houston- he was there connecting, laughing and being in the moment. I am grateful to have known him and I wrap his beautiful family-our family- in the warmth of his golden radiant light of kindness. Be one with peace my friend. You are forever a piece of many hearts.

In light & love,
Anachristy