Jesse “J.D.” Canada, 78, of Brownwood passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at a local nursing home.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Regency Cemetery in Mills County with Bro. Alan Wallace officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Jesse was born to Willie Clifton and Ruby Lee (Burnet) Canada on Nov. 7, 1939, in Tom Green County. He was later adopted by Charles and Leona Lobstein. He was a long haul truck driver, visiting nearly every state. J.D. loved working with his hands and tinkering around in his shop.

J.D. is survived by daughter, Danella Orum and husband Steve of Houston; two sons, Jimmy Canada of Brownwood and Jeff Canada of Brownwood; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Morris of Coleman; and half-sister, Juanelle Tidwell of Dumas. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma “Parkey” Canada; a daughter, Leona Canada; his parents, Charles and Leona Lobstein; and brothers, Ronnie Donica, Glynn Lobstein, and Charlie Canada.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Online condolences for the family are welcome at