A.L.  Jacobs


A.L. "Jake" Jacobs, 75, of Corsicana, went to be with his Heavenly father on June 30, 2019, at his home with family and friends surrounding him.
He was born the eighth child of Arvel Lee and Myrtle Jacobs and knew "everybody in Navarro County and most in one county over." He loved spending time with his large family, brothers and sisters, and tons of nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Jake was well known in Corsicana for his hugs, his knowledge of cows and livestock and his love of children. He collected "treasures" that others thought of as junk, but if you ever needed to find something, he probably had it. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1961. He attended Navarro College and was a lifelong learner. He was a certified ag teacher from his classes at Navarro College and many people called him when they couldn't get in touch with their vet for animal care advice. He also ran the press for the Corsicana Daily Sun for many years, drove a bus for Corsicana ISD, and drove a dump truck for Watkins Construction until the summer of 2018. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church since he was a child and was known for giving the best hugs when you left church standing next to the preacher each Sunday.
Jake was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Ainsworth Jacobs; his parents, Arvel and Myrtle Jacobs; his brother Jerry Jacobs, his sisters, Marie Chapman and Melba Helms; and his nephews, Reagan Jacobs and Randy Helms, and his niece, Pam Chapman.
Jake is survived by his daughters, Niece Hansen of Corsicana, Robin Bussen and husband, Larry of Silver City, and Brandile Young of Purdon; his grandchildren, Jordan Young and Crystal Christian of Rice, Rowdy Hansen, Luke Hansen, and Cutter Hansen, all of Corsicana, Jayme Shirley of Silver City; brothers, Fred Jacobs of Corsicana, Bobby Jacobs and wife Pat of Coolidge; Ray Jacobs and wife Bobbie of Corsicana; and David Jacobs and wife Michelle of Kempner; his sisters, Eleanor Greer of Corsicana and Sandra Hughes and husband Johnny of Corsicana; great- grandchildren Zayden Young and Blakelynn Shirley; sister-in-law Dixie Jacobs of Melrose, NM, brother and sister-in law, Terry and Marilyn Cox of Pennsylvania; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends, and co-workers.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Wes Jacobs, Randall Jacobs, Terry Dan Greer, Michael Jacobs, Lance Hughes, and Aaron Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers, Fred, Bobby, Ray and David Jacobs, his nephew, Mark Chapman, his close cousins Raymond and Lonnie Elmore, and his dear friends, Kenneth Lewis, Robert Hoskins, and George McAdams.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in the name of Jake Jacobs to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 404, Corsicana, TX, 75110 or www.gideons.org
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
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5 posts

linda Sue Holley
Jul 09, 2019
So sorry to hear of Jake's passing. I went to school with him in Dawson, Texas. My condolences for the Family
A former school mate. Linda Sue French Holley
Chris Skinner
Jul 06, 2019
To Coach and all your family Iam very sorry for your losses.
vernon wilton
Jul 06, 2019
Jake was always there as a friend when needed.
W. R. (Dub) Garlington
Jul 04, 2019
You will be missed my friend. Fond memories at CHS.
Betty Elrod Schwerin
Jul 04, 2019
A.L. was a friend and classmate from grade school on. He was always such a sweet and kind person. My prayers and sympathy go out to all his family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.