Paul Dale Jacobs

June 01, 1940 ‒ April 09, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Some couples are not meant to be separated. On March 8, 1958 Paul Jacobs married Francis L. Prosser “until death do us part.” They forged into 51 years of marriage that even death could not separate.

On Thursday morning April 9, 2009, the day of his beloved wife Francis’ funeral, Paul Jacobs passed away to join Francis for eternity. He was 68.

Born Paul Dale Jacobs on June 1, 1940 in Mansfield to Thomas and Grace (Hickey) Jacobs, he remained a lifelong Mansfield resident.

A devoted family man, except for a handful of years when he worked at the reformatory, Paul drove truck for shipping companies. He retired in 2005 from Sugarcreek Trucking Company.

Paul enjoyed golfing and woodworking, grilling out and tending to his puppies. Described as a Jack-of-all-Trades, he was a wonderful “Mr. Fix-it” ~ always the one to count on for repairs and maintenance.

Paul is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Vickie and Ernie Lambright of Mansfield and Debra and Randy Napier of Shelby, son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Deanah Jacobs of Mt. Vernon, and a daughter Theresa Jacobs of Mansfield; grandchildren Nicole Lambright, Jeff, Josh, Matt and Cory Jacobs, Rick, Andy and Ben Napier, Kim Falquez and Jenny Sampley; a brother and sister-in-law Kenny & Shirley Jacobs of Mansfield; a sister Carol Wise of Lexington; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to his wife, who passed away April 6th, he was preceded in death by brothers Donald Hickey, Ted Jacobs and Ned Jacobs; and sisters Patricia Durbin and Nancy Lawhorn.

The Jacobs family will receive friends on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (Former Finefrock Funeral Home), and one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. The Rev. Elena Langstaff will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

For those unable to attend, condolences are encouraged to the Jacobs Family and may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com