Leonard Jacobs

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A celebration of life services for James Leonard Jacobs, 89, of Hughes Springs will be at 2 PM on Wednesday, May 26th at Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. James Knight and Larry Jacobs officiating.Burial will follow at Cornett Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Jacobs died on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at a Longview Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on April 22, 1921 near Naples, TX. He was the youngest of nine children born to B.P. and Quincy Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs married Evelyn Hampton on June 20, 1942 and was the love of his life. He was a Methodist, a 32 Mason, a US Army veteran of WWII, a farmer, fisherman, musician and retired steel worker from Lone Star Steel. Mr. Jacobs was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Maggie Beggs, Kitty Williams, Versey Cobb, Ethel Byrd and Cleo Lancaster; brothers Vernon Jacobs, Early Jacobs and Omer Jacobs. Survivors include his wife of almost 68 years Evelyn Hampton Jacobs of Hughes Springs; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Demeris Jacobs of Avinger; daughter and son-in-law Marilyn and Ron Coker of Hughes Springs; grandchildren Darryl Jacobs, Darrin Jacobs, Darlene Jacobs, Kendra Harp, Michael Coker and Michelle Goodson; 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Jacobs was a 15 year cancer survivor. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Mr. Jacobs will lie in state on Tuesday, May 25th and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM at the funeral home in Hughes Springs.

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  1. We just received the sad news about the death of Uncle Leonard. He was one of our favorites and we have many special memories. May the love of your family and friends help comfort and sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of saddness.

  2. Such a wonderful Uncle…loved by all, will be missed at the family reunions.

  3. Brother Leonard Jacobs was a good man. You may find some as good as he was but you won't find one any better. May God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.

  4. Mr. Jacobs will be dearly missed by all of us. It was such a joy taking care of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jacobs family.

  5. Mrs. Evelyn, Marilyn and family- I think of happy memories with you folks. I send my love, and prayers praying for our Lord's comfort to you.

  6. Uncle Leonard Will be missed by many. He was a very special man who always made me feel special. I will always remember his smile and laughter. Please let me know if I can do anything for ya'll. I Love you all.

  7. WE will surely miss Uncle Leonard. He was like a second daddy to us.

  8. Marilyn and Family-I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.Debbie Burke

  9. It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved Uncle Leonard, the very last of the 9 children of B.P. and Quincy Jacobs. Uncle Leonard was a perfect example of the kind of good, kind and loving, Christian family they were, and has passed those admirable qualities on to his children and grandchildren. I have always loved and admired Uncle Leonard. No matter how bad of a day you were having, he knew how to make you smile. He will definitely be missed so very much, especially at our family reunions. May God rest your soul and provide peace and comfort to your family.

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