Everett J. Jacobs
May 29, 1923 ‒ October 27, 2007
Everett J. Jacobs, 84, of Columbus, died Saturday (Oct. 27, 2007) in Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, following a lengthy illness.
Born May 29, 1923 in Point Pleasant, W.Va., he had lived in Columbus for the past 38 years. During World War II, he had served in the U.S. Army, and had received the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Service Medal with numerous Bronze Medals. He had been employed by the Defense Construction Supply Center in Columbus as a forklift operator for many years. He was a life member of the Whitehall Village V.F.W. Post 794 and the Delaware AMVETS. He was also a member of the Delaware Hiram Masonic Lodge, the Delaware Moose Lodge 1167, the Delaware Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE 376 and the Columbus American Legion Post 430.
He is survived by one son, Clarence “Bill” (Vicki) Jacobs of Clinton; two grandsons, Patrick Stratton and Daniel Grossman, both of Ohio; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Nora Myers of Waldo, Mary Waterson of Richwood, Ella Caldwell of Florida, Eva Kinnard of Grove City and Edith Gallo of Chicago; and a special niece, Suzy (Mike) Crotty of Chillicothe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurabelle (Stein) Jacobs on Sept. 4, 2007; one daughter, Jonda Stratton in 2001; his parents, Frank W. Jacobs and Edna (Gillespie) Jacobs; and seven brothers and sisters.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 307 E. High St., Ashley. Burial will follow in the Ashley Union Cemetery, Ashley, where the Delaware County Veteran’s Association will conduct graveside military rites.