Fire Apparatus Operator Jeff Stroble, 46, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, from injuries sustained in a fireworks explosion.
On July 31, 1972, Jeff was born to Charles and Annie Stroble in Roswell, New Mexico. He graduated from Goddard High School.
On August 16, 2004, Jeff married his soulmate and partner for life, Reba. Together, they had three beautiful children, whom he adored. Jeff loved spending time with friends and family, and he always cooked to feed them, barbecuing and grilling his amazing steaks, ribs, and chicken.
Jeff was with the Roswell Fire Department for seventeen years, where he served as a fire apparatus operator. He was an honorable and strong man who strived for the best in every aspect of his life. Jeff was proud to serve his community as a fireman. He is remembered as a brave hero who never gave up.
Jeff loved the outdoors, traveling, camping, fishing, golf, bowling, and heavy metal music. He was a die-hard Cowboys fan. Jeff’s favorite holiday was Independence Day (4th of July) and all the celebrations.
Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Reba Stroble; children: Kyle (Rebecca), Tyler, and Kadence; grandchildren, Jackson and Ava; parents, Charles and Annie Stroble; siblings, Anthony Stroble, Sarah (Warren) Aldrich, and Charity Lassiter; aunts and uncles, Mary Rogers, Maudie (Lenard) Mahan, Donald (Joan)Tyler, Nelda (Luis) Mendoza, Aubrey (Martha) Tyler, Gail Turner, and Scott (Diane) Stroble; nieces and nephews, Noah (Ashlyn) Stroble, Jonah Stroble, Noah Whitley, Kinzie Aldrich, and McKenna Aldrich; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Warren and Reba Aldrich; close friends, Ruben Becerra, Shawn Kennedy, Elvio Palma, and his Roswell Fire Department brothers and families; beloved dogs: Sir Chugs, Miley, Gabby; and many cousins and friends and extended family by marriage, who loved him dearly.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thurman and Goldie Tyler and Charles and Muriel Stroble; aunts and uncles, Jerry Stroble, Iona Ketchell, Earl Tyler, Harell Tyler, Tom Tyler, Lou Etta Hignight, and Callie Herring; special cousin, Sandy Kethcell; and many cousins and family members from marriage.
He was greatly loved and will be intensely missed, not only by his family and friends, but by all those blessed to have known him.