Francis Boin Jacobs Jr.

August 8, 1923 - May 16, 2011
Francis Boin Jacobs Jr.


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.


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  • May 18, 2011
    Darlene Rogers says:
    Marvin, Bruce and Frankie, My thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of your father.

  • May 24, 2011
    Mike Mangum says:
    Ann and Frankie, I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Jacobs death. I don't have to tell you how special he was. So often,e at times like this, words do not do justice to our feelings. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers and Mr. Jacobs will always have a special place in our memories.