2018-02-08 / Obituaries

Loris R. Jacobs Jr.

A celebration of the life of Loris R. “Rudy” Jacobs Jr., 69, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Tignall Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery where military honors will be performed by the United States Air Force. He died suddenly on February 2, 2018.

Rudy will be forever remembered by his wife of 47 years, Mary Thornton Jacobs, and his children Jennifer Jacobs Bowcock and Jason Jacobs. He will also be lovingly remembered by his three grandchildren, Alexis Bowcock, Lyndsey Bowcock and Rhett Jacobs; his sisters Patty Jacobs Anderson, Charlotte Jacobs Jackson, and Lisa Jacobs Bastain and in-laws Jerry Thornton, Roy Thornton, Clark Bowcock, Wendy Jacobs, Ricky Jackson, Howard Anderson, and Clay Bastain. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces Chad Smith, Richard Smith, Alicia Thornton Randolph, Noel Guzzardi, and Jacob Jackson.

Jacobs was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia. He was in the Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. He worked for Canon, USA for nearly 30 years, and retired with his wife, Mary, on Fripp Island in South Carolina. In his free time, Jacobs enjoyed carpentry, helping his neighbors, and saltwater fishing in which he earned his Captain’s license. He also volunteered on the Fripp Island search and rescue team. Jacobs is well known for his spirit, positive energy, humor and love, and admiration for God, his wife, family, and country.

Memorial donations can be made to the Fripp Island Sea Rescue at http://www.fisearescue.org/donations. html or to Tignall Baptist Church at 170 South Hulin Avenue, Tignall, Georgia 30668.

Hopkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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