By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 18 2020 02:42PM
David Edmond Jacobs Sr., of Mallorys Ford Road, Gordonsville died at his daughter’s residence on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Born July 29, 1936 in Tarboro, NC he was the son of the late Sidney Rufus Jacobs and Minnie Grace Rivenbark Jacobs. He is also predeceased by a son Dwayne Keith Jacobs; a grandchild Iris Anne Jacobs; and two brothers Barry Lee Lewis and Joseph Thomas Edmonson.
He is survived by his wife of 63 1/2 years Janet Faye Hardin Jacobs of Gordonsville; a daughter Dana Jacobs Hyer and husband Jeffrey of
Gordonsville; two sons David Edmond Jacobs Jr of Gordonsville and Darren Blaine Jacobs and wife Debra of Ashland; four grandchildren Brandon Thomas Hyer and wife Brooke, Brianna Faye Dodson and husband Jonathan, Aidan Blaine Jacobs, and Jeremy Tozier and wife Ellie; three great grandchildren Adalyne Faye Dodson, Drake Tyler Dodson, and Logan Smith; three sisters Cathy Jo Edmonson Gray of Suffolk, Amber Darlene Thomas Ogert and husband Gerald of Chesapeak, and Melba Joyce DuPree of Four Oaks, NC.; three nephews Vernon Lewis of NC, Jo Devers of Suffolk, and Derrick Ogert of Iowa; one niece Crista Devers of Suffolk; and a cousin Shirley Smith of Glouster.
David was an Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a volunteer in the North Anna Fire & Rescue, the Mineral Rescue Squad, and the Orange County Volunteer Rescue Squad serving as a Cardiac Tech. He was also a security guard at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church, Unionville.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Family Cemetery. Brother Dennis Flint will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Childrens Cancer Therpy Development Institute cc-tdi.org Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.