Richard Lobb Obituary, Death Notice For Richard Lobb
- john Gibson
Richard Lobb Obituary, Death – Richard Eugene Lobb died in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico on April 13, 2023. He was born on March 3, 1946, to Joe Boone Lobb and Jimmie Patten Lobb. In 1964, he graduated from West Orange High School. The summer following his graduation, he and a friend, Larry Boudreaux, moved to New Orleans in search of offshore work.
That summer, he went to work for Brown & Root on an offshore pipelaying barge. He was 18 at the time. One of the prerequisites for working offshore was that you be 21 years old. He knew he wouldn’t be hired at the age of 18, so he listed his age as 25 on his application. You might as well go all out if you’re going to stretch the truth. That sparked his lifelong career in the offshore pipeline industry. His work began in the south Louisiana towns of Burris, Belle Chasse, and Grand Isle.
Brown and Root had a job in Alaska after a year. He worked there for three years during the summer. He was then deployed overseas to lay pipe in the North Sea. He traveled to Norwich, Norfolk, England; Great Yarmouth, Rotterdam, Holland; Aberdeen, Scotland; Singapore, Bombay, India; Thailand, and Bahrain for work. Then, in the early 1980s, Brown & Root began constructing a pipeline from Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. After a few years, Brown & Root sold out to a Mexican firm and moved on, while Richard remained in Mexico and worked for several companies.
He was still consulting for Demar at the time of his death. He is predeceased by his parents, in-laws, and close friends of the Wilson family. His daughter, Jenny Lobb Stark, and her husband, Bill, his former wife, Mary Bridges Lobb, his cousins, in-laws, and friends are among those left to grieve his death. His funeral and burial were held in Tihautlan, Veracruz, Mexico. The family would want to thank Demar for their assistance during this trying time.