William T. Jobe Jr., 52, a retired lobbyist and trade organization official who was a longtime area resident, died of cancer Feb. 19 in his home in Oakton.
He worked for the International Snowmobile Industry Association for nine years before retiring as its president and chief executive officer in 1982. He also had served on the executive committee and the board of directors of the American Recreation Coalition from 1978 to 1982.
Mr. Jobe was a native of Washington and graduate of Coolidge High School. He was a 1953 graduate of the George Washington University law school. He was a counsel and govenment relations official for several trade organizations in Washington from the 1950s to 1966. He then joined the Hardwood Corp. of America in North Carolina, and was an officer and member of its board before returning to Washington in 1973.
He was a member of the Vale United Methodist Church in Oakton, serving on its administrative board, and he chaired its commission on stewardship in finance. He belonged to several trade organizations, the American and North Carolina Bar associatons, and the University and Congressional Country clubs.
His marriage to the former Jacqueline Woods ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, E. Kristine, and three daughters by his second marriage, Jennifer E., Kathryn M., and Julie K. Jobe, all of Oakton; three children by his first marriage, William T. III, of Boulder, Col., and Jeffrey B. and Teresa C. Jobe, both of Bethesda; his father, William T. Jobe Sr. of Hendersonville, N.C.; his mother, Mabel L. Jobe of Key Largo, Fla., and two sisters, Elizabeth L. Mears of Springfield, and Barbara D. Malmberg of Yucaipa, Calif.