Jon Tobin, age 62, of Brookesmith, Texas, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, at his home.

    A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Jonathan Tobin was born on June 20, 1947, in Three Rivers, Mich. to Robert Milton and Kathaleen Brown Tobin. He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam and was married to Layne Blakestad in Richardson, Texas, on June 4, 1970. They moved to Brookesmith in 1982 where they farmed and ranched. He was a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.

    Survivors include his wife, Layne Tobin of Brookesmith; son, CW2 Zachary Tobin and wife Lee Ann of Stationed in Hawaii and serving in Iraq; daughter, Michelle Hart of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren, Wyatt and Clayton Tobin Kynara, Jaiden and Christopher Hart; mother, Kathaleen Tobin of Richardson, Texas; brothers, Bob Tobin and wife Willie of Pottsboro, Texas, and Chris Tobin of Brookesmith; sister, Carolyn Jenkins and husband Bill of Cumby, Texas; and step-mother, Sharon Tobin of Brookesmith

    He was preceded in death by his father, R.M. (Bob) Tobin.

    Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Danville, Ste. B-107, Abilene, TX  79605 or to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

    Friends are invited to sign the guestbook at

    Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.