Bishop Job, who helped people deal with death, dead at 86

Retired Bishop Rueben P. Job, a popular author, editor, mentor, preacher and episcopal leader, died at home among family on Jan. 3, at 86, after a long struggle with heart disease. The author of 20 books, including Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living, he also published Living Fully, Dying Well in 2006, acknowledging that he was unafraid of death and wanted the church to better prepare people to deal with the experience of dying.

Bishop Job’s funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. (CST), at Belmont UMC in Nashville. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. (CST).

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