James A. Jacobs

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/30/2016 11:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/30/2016 13:00:00

James A. Jacobs, age 72, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He was born on October 28, 1943 in Willard, Ohio to the late Ami and Corabelle (Noble) Jacobs. James is a Plymouth High School graduate and went onto serve in the United States Army as an M.P. He had worked and retired from MTD in Willard. He was a member of the Willard Elks Lodge and enjoyed golfing, and watching the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes.
He is survived by a sister, Janet Willet of Westerville; a brother in law, Richard Garrett of Shelby; 2 nieces, Michele Gesing, Ashlie Willet; 3 nephews, Kurt Garrett, Eric Garrett, Trae Willet; and several great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Garrett.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. where the funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Pete Bellamy officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com


Dr Greg Ryan and Mary Ann - Aug 29, 2016

I was so sorry to here of Jim’s passing. My sister Dorothy living in willard notified me Saturday morning. I have great memories of a 12 year older brother Jim. He and Ami taught me to pull for the Tribe and the Buckeyes which I still do even living in Somerset, Ky.
Secondly, I have been a Hospice Chaplain and director of Spiritual Care for over 25 years. Jim would have never believed that would have happened!
Jim taught me how to cook hotdogs over a gas stove on Saturday’s as we watched Tv.
I often tell folks (because we have the number one White dealer in KY here) that Jim made sure the parts were there for the assembly line at MTD.
He was a great man, brother and friend. And Jim never ever criticized others, he did not see bad things in people unless they hurt him.
I’m sorry that my schedule and work prevents Mary Ann and I from coming this week. We were just in Cleveland VA three weeks ago where bro in law Fred walton had surgery. we are all getting older!
The last time I saw Jim was I believe at dad’s funeral Jan 8,2000. He may have been at mom’s funeral May 2006 but I don’t recall?
God’s blessings to all
Greg and Mary Ann Ryan

Donnie Buss - Aug 29, 2016

R.I.P. my friend. Many good moments and laughs with Jake, he was a loyal fan and great person. Always enjoyed being around Jim at sporting events. You will be missed.

Marsha Russell McQuown - Aug 27, 2016

Heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your brother Jim.

Holly Waddles - Aug 26, 2016

My condolences to Jims family. Jim was a great Dad to my three children. He was a kind and understanding man who was there for every tract meet, every girls basketball game my daughter was in, and every choral performance my eldest daughter was in. He was a great Dad to my children when their own father was absent from their lives, and for that I owe him much. May he rest in peace, free from pain in a place surrounded by much love.