Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 24, 2014 11:59 am EST


FREDERICKTOWN — Clyde E. Jacobs, 91, of High Street, Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Knox Community Hospital. He was born July 31, 1922, in Centerburg, to the late Charles and Ursel (Messmore) Jacobs. Clyde served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he fought in the Battle of Normandy. Clyde had been awarded four Bronze Stars for his service to his country.

Clyde retired in 1983 after 44 years of employment with Columbia Gas. He was a member of the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, Thrall Lodge 170 F&AM and Lions Club both of Fredericktown. Clyde volunteered as a coach in the Fredericktown Little League and enjoyed golfing. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Ann (Smith) Jacobs, whom he married Sept. 1, 1951; his children, Carol Jacobs of Fredericktown, Diane (Chuck) Kelley of Reynoldsburg and Dave (Brenda) Jacobs of Bay Village; six grandchildren, Caitlin, Clark, Cole and Casey Jacobs, Becky and Michael Kelley; and two sisters, Frances “Tee” Rosch and Jane Thorne of Columbus.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Jacobs.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, at noon, at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Clyde’s name may be made to the Fredericktown Little League.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Clyde E. Jacobs.

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