Francis B. Jacobs Jr.
Francis B. Jacobs Jr. of Leland, NC, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.
He was born in Wilmington, NC, on August 8, 1923, the son of the late Francis Bion and Emma Jane (Skipper) Jacobs and was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Allen Jacobs of 43 years, two brothers Ira and Clarence Jacobs and three sisters, Edna Courtney, Virginia Lingle, and Elizabeth Musselwhite.
Mr. Jacobs was a member of Woodburn Presbyterian Church. He was a Past Master of Wilmington Lodge 319 AF and AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Wilmington, Sudan Temple New Bern, NC, and the Shively Star Chapter #566 OES of Louisville, KY.
Surviving besides his wife, Leta Ann Awtry of 22 years are: four sons, Francis Bion Jacobs III of Leland, NC, Bruce Clayton Jacobs and wife Penny of Cary, NC, Marvin Wayne Jacobs and wife Carla of Leland, NC, and Joseph Awtry of Decature, AL, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Woodburn Presbyterian Church, 509 Village Road, Leland, by the Rev. Claude Gamble. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
A service of Village Road Funeral and Cremation Service, Leland, NC.