Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville announces the death and funeral services for Mr. William Rutherford Schober, age 76, of Blairsville, who passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010.
Mr. Schober was born on January 10, 1934, a son of the late William John Schober and Jane Elizabeth Gray Schober. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He was a member of The House of Prayer and was a deacon there. Mr. Schober had served as treasurer of the local Gideons International for the past 6 years. Besides his parents, Mr. Schober was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Ulrich.
Surviving family members include his loving wife of 51 years, Gail Post Schober, of Blairsville - they were married in England in 1958; children: William John Schober, of Marietta, Georgia; Suzanne Jane Schober Orfield, and her husband Mark, of Abingdon, Virginia; Bethanne Jean Schober Barstow and her husband Todd, of Chespeake, Virginia; and Janice Gail Schober Blanchett and her husband Mark, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee; two sisters: Jane Mears, of West Creek, New Jersey; Bette Treloar, of Jamesville, Virginia; and brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Bert Schober, of Palm Bay, Florida; grandchildren: James Blanchett, Tyler Barstow, Jennifer Whitesides, Jordan Whitesides, Jared Blanchett, Kyle Schober, Jillian Blanchett, Jonathan Whitesides, Taylor Blanchett, and John Mark Blanchett.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., at The House of Prayer Church, with Pastor Jerry Helton and Rev. Bill Honaker officiating. Special music will be presented by The House of Prayer Church Choir. The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as pallbearers: Tyler Barstow, Jonathan Whitesides, James Blanchett, Jared Blanchett, Todd Barstow, Mark Orfield, Mark Blanchett, and Bill Schober. Burial will be in The House of Prayer Cemetery, with military honors conducted by North Georgia Honor Guard.
Visitation will be on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at The House of Prayer, for one hour prior to the service.
If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, or to The House of Prayer Building Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please send condolences to www.cochranfuneralhomes.com