Vernon H. Jacobs, 102, of Arrowsmith, Illinois, passed away at 12:45 A.M., Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Gibson City Annex.
His visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 A.M. in Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Ridgeview High School FFA.
Vernon was born January 9, 1915, in Arrowsmith, Illinois, to Howard V. and Bernice Lemons Jacobs. He married Doris Hensley on September 30, 1935, in Waukegan, Illinois. She passed away September 29, 2006.
He is survived by one son, Gary (JoAnne) Jacobs, Ellsworth, Illinois; two daughters, Janet Butler, Arrowsmith, Illinois and Jean (Wally) Ward, Hudson, Illinois; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and sixteen great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one sister; son-in-law, Larry Butler; and an infant grandson, Steven Butler.
Vernon farmed all his life in Arrowsmith, officially retiring in 1978. His life was the farm and his family. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.