Jim Jacob, 64, of Stillwater, passed from this life on Oct. 14, 2013, in Tulsa. Services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and a graveside service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Perkins Cemetery in Perkins.
James Ralph Jacob was born on March 20, 1949, to Ralph and Catherine Kitty (Hinrichs) Jacob in Stillwater. He was raised in Stillwater, graduating from Stillwater High School in 1967. Following high school, Jim attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Oklahoma State University. In 1971, Jim married Jane Wolff and the couple moved to Oklahoma City where Jim began working for the stockyards. Jim and Jane moved back to the Stillwater area and he continued working for several years as an order buyer and auctioneer in Oklahoma City before going to work for the El Reno sale barn.
In 1997, Jim retired and became self-employed as an avid collector of no-longer-prized possessions. He enjoyed farming, attending auctions and trading the “treasures” he collected. Jim was a kind and selfless person who never met a stranger. He was a family man who loved his kids and adored his grandkids. He was ornery, enjoyed telling jokes and playing pranks on his family and friends. Jim spent several years caring for his mother and never missed a chance to spend time at her side. Although Jim had several health issues himself, he never complained. No matter how he felt, if you asked him how he was doing, he always said, “I’m great.” Jim made many friends and touched many lives and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Jim Jacob was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Kitty Jacob; and a grandson, Wyatt Jacob. His legacy will continue through the lives of his sons, Shane Jacob and wife, Jessica, of Carney, and Lance Jacob and wife, Amanda, of Stillwater. Other surviving family members include Jim’s brother, Tom Jacob, and wife, Beverly, of Frisco, Texas; four grandchildren, Andrew Johnson and Cole, Chance, and Lily Jacob; two aunts, Polly Putnam and husband, Bill, of Stillwater, and Carrie Shirley, of Tulsa, as well as his ex-wife and good friend, Jane Jacob.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jim’s name to Companion Hospice in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home 5106 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK 74075.
Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com