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Herbert G. “Jake” Jacobs, the son of Richard Jacobs and Irene Belle (Lay) Jacobs, was born May 12, 1924, in Elmwood, Ohio, and passed away on July 5, 2005, in his home in Springfield, at the age of 81.
Jake was a resident of Springfield for a year and a half moving from Ava.
Prior to moving to Ava, he resided in St. Louis County for 50 years. He was employed as a supervisor and carpenter, building both commercial and residential buildings before he retired. Jake served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army. He served two tours, a total of seven years.
Jake was a member of the Seminole Baptist Temple in Springfield, and while living in Ava attended the First General Baptist Church.
On July 20, 1945, Jake and Ruth Kirby were united in marriage and to this union five children were born. Ruth preceded Jake in death.
On March 10, 1999, Jake and Virginia B. (Proctor) Andrews were united in marriage in Harrison, Ark.
Preceding Jake in death were his parents; two brothers, Charles and Edward; two sisters, Delsey and Lolabea and his first wife, Ruth in 1997.
Jake is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home, in Springfield; two sons: David A. Jacobs of St. Louis, and Michael K. Jacobs of Highland Village, Texas; three daughters, Rita S. Brown, of Maplewood, Minn., Ellen I. Law, of Florissant, and Cheryl A. Calhoun of Kokomo, Ind.; two stepsons, David Andrews, of Omaha, Neb., and Robert Andrews of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three step grandchildren; one brother, Jesse Jacobs, of Waynesburg, Ky., four sisters, Lucy Jane Huchin and Opal Carter, both of Covington, Ky., Phyllis Smith, of Winchester, Ky., and Connie Bradshaw, of Harrodsburg, Ky.; and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. today (Thursday, July 7) at First General Baptist Church, Ava, with Revs. Robert Roberts, Don Baier and Mel Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m.. to service time at the church. Burial will be Friday, July 8, at 1 p.m., at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, with Rev. Kurt Calkins officiating, with full military honors.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.