In Memory

Bill Morris Jacobs, Sr. (Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1956

Bill Morris Jacobs, Sr. (Lawn Longhorns)

Bill Morris Jacobs, Sr.

April 2, 1938 - April 5, 2003

Bill Morris Jacobs, Sr., went to be with our Heavenly Father and his son, Michael Ray Jacobs, on Saturday, April 5, 2003, after passing away at his residence.

He was born on April 2, 1938 in Ovalo, Texas to the late Mr. Marshal M. and Mrs. Jennie Jacobs.

Mr. Jacobs was raised in Lawn, Texas, where he completed school. He met and married Sara A. Rice on June 14, 1959 in Winters, Texas. Bill served in the U.S. Army for his country at Ft. Sill, Ok. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs moved to Midland in 1971. He worked for the Permian Corporation and later worked for John L. Cox, an oil and gas company, until his retirement in 1995.

Mr. Jacobs loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was a very generous and giving person.

He was a member of Bellview Baptist Church and was also a Mason.

Family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., at Bellview Baptist Church with the Rev. Myron Unruh officiating and assisted by the Rev. G.A. Magee. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Services are entrusted to Pipkin Funeral Home.

Mr. Jacobs was also preceded in death by his parents, Marshal and Jennie Jacobs; two sisters, Kathleen Thompson and Wandette Jacobs; and one aunt, Juanita Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Sara A. Jacobs of Midland; two sons, Billy Jacobs of Midland and Mark Jacobs of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, M.M. Jacobs, Jr., of Jourdanton, Texas; two sisters, Eloise Lawless of Pearland, Texas and Jeanett Cockerell of Midland; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Memorials may be directed to Bellview Baptist Church for the Building Fund or Hospice of Midland.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Matthews, Gary Rhea, Henry Brem, Richard Greth, Mac Davis, David Burkett, Guinn Ferguson and David Draper.

Honorary pallbearers will be John L. Cox, Bobby Papasan, Bruce Skaggs, Glenn Robinett, Rodger Wilkerson, Gary Ogle, Gene Rice, James Rice, Jerry Cockerell and A.T. Lawless.