James "Jim" Franklin Jacobs, 11:00 AM Saturday, June 17, 2017



James “Jim” Franklin Jacobs, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017. Jim was born on June 23, 1938 in Hitchita, OK to Wilson and Ella Jacobs.

Jim worked at the City of Moore in the Parks and Recreation Department and also in the Animal Welfare where he retired after 20 years of service. He spent many hours working at the Community Center after the 1999 and 2003 tornados helping serve the people of Moore after these disasters. Before working at the City of Moore, he also worked for Bob January Trenching. After retirement, he was best known for being the “Watermelon Man” in the Southgate Baptist Church parking lot. He was an active member of Southgate Baptist Church where he often worked on the grounds and parking lot. Before coming to Southgate, Jim was a long-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Moore. Jim enjoyed camping, fishing, car races and watching professional wrestling. He loved “picking on” people everywhere he went and pulling practical jokes. He loved spending time with his family and his grandkids meant everything to him.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Myrna Jacobs; 4 children, Vernie Joe Jacobs, Becky Lynn Wilkerson and husband Don, Curtis Jacobs and wife Jenny and Roy Jacobs and wife Penny; 8 grandchildren, Zachary Jacobs, Cash, Colton, and Cutler Jacobs, Aurora Casillo, Matthew Peloquin, Shawn Wilkerson, and Kisha Underwood and husband, Brian; 3 great grandchildren, Dayla Bell, Dillon Underwood and Aiden Casillo. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Ella Jacobs; 2 brothers, LeRoi and Wayne Jacobs; and son, David Wayne Jacobs.

Viewing will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the John Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 17, 2016, at Southgate Baptist Church, 740 SW 4th St., Moore, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.




Betty Hall commented on 15-Jun-2017 08:14 AM
So sorry for your loss Jims smile and laughter will forever be in my mind. Him and Bob January also like to tease. Will miss not being able to buy watermelons from him this summer. Betty January Hall.
Judy Fox commented on 15-Jun-2017 01:48 PM
R.I.P. Jim .. I will always remember your love for your wife, your family and your Schnauzers
Laura Rhodes commented on 15-Jun-2017 02:32 PM
He was so sweet I went to buy a watermelon from him one day and I was short 85 cents and he told me not to worry about it. But I did and I showed up a couple of days later and said do you remember me, I still owed you 85 cents and I wanted make sure I paid you. He was so touch by the thought that I would do that and I was honored to do that for such a sweet man. My prayerare with his wife and family. Thank you Jim for being such a loving and caring man, that it was not all about the money.
Gina Louise Hulsey commented on 16-Jun-2017 01:17 PM
Every time someone would run into Jim even if you didn't know him personally, he would make you feel like you had known him for years, with his teasing and jokes. Sure will miss him he sure was a good man with a spirit. Who knew how to pass the word of the Lord, God has new spirit in Heaven! God bless him he is face to face with his Lord and Savior! Amen!


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