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Firman "Jake" Jacobs

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Firman "Jake" Jacobs, 91, of Marshall, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Colby Smith officiated. Pianist Julie Lewis played "What a Day That Will Be" and "In Times Like These." Pallbearers were Jim Heinzler, Mark McFarland, Kevin Hartley, Todd Hartley, Paul Benedick and Tony Morgan. Burial was in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church in Marshall.

Born Nov. 12, 1911, in Grand Pass, he was the son of the late Issac Jacobs and Hattie Carter Jacobs. On Dec. 16, 1939, in Olathe, Kan., he married Ruth I. Hartley, who preceded him in death Feb. 12, 1997. He had lived in Marshall most of his life and was a member of First Christian Church in Marshall. He had worked for Piper Electric and MFA Grocery and was retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leon Jacobs, and two sisters, Hannah Belle Moore and Enna Johnson.