Mr. Willie Carvie Jacobs, 86, of 24 Beulah’s Farm Drive, Pembroke was born October 28, 1925 and departed this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at his home. He was the son of the late Mr. Morean & Mrs. Cynthelia Chavis Jacobs. He was also preceded in death by a daughter: Miss Theresa Jacobs; a daughter-in-law: Mrs. Lelia Jacobs; a son-in-law: Mr. Earnest Harris; three brothers: Mr. Wilton Jacobs, Mr. Eugene Jacobs and Mr. Wilson Jacobs and a sister-in-law: Mrs. Theone Jacobs.
Mr. Jacobs served as a Deacon at Bear Swamp Baptist Church for over 30 years and served in the military from September 18, 1943-January 31, 1968. He earned an Honorable Discharge and reached the rank of BM1; E6; Boat Captain. He achieved an array of medals including: Good Conduct Medal(5 awards), National Defense Service Medal, American Theatre Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon(two stars), Antarctica Service Medal and the Bronze Star.
The funeral will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Bear Swamp Baptist Church with the Revs: Dr. Timmie Chavis and Anthony Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine Cemetery.
Mr. Jacobs leaves behind to cherish his memories: his wife of 68 years: Mrs. Marie Jacobs of the home; two sons: Mr. Keith E. Jacobs(Sandy) of Charlotte and Mr. Benton Jacobs of Pembroke; three daughters: Ms. Joan M. Harris of Pembroke, Ms. Mona A. Russell of Holly Springs and Mrs. Audrey J. Delgado(Benny) of Corpus Christi, TX; two brothers: Mr. James S. Jacobs and Mr. Morean Jacobs, Jr. both of Pembroke; two sisters: Mrs. Fannie J. Hunt(Horace) of Orlando, FL and Mrs. Annie L. Locklear(Lacy) of Pembroke; grandchildren: Ms. Carla K. Jacobs(Chris), Ms. Leslie A. England, Ms. Alisha M. Harb(Josh), Ms. Keena M. Oxendine(Tracey), Ms. Annah N. Campbell(Wes) and Mr. Charlie Russell; step-grandchildren: Mr. Terry Locklear and Ms. Tammy Miles; great-grandchildren: Kyla N. Jacobs, Trenton Boan, Tracey Oxendine, Jr., Triston Oxendine, Joshua M. Harb, Jr., O’Ryan Jacobs, Jennah M. Harb, Trevon Oxendine, Jordyn M’lyn Harb, Willie B. Jacobs, Arianna England, Kirsten Jacobs, Isabella Campbell, Tyee Oxendine, Aubrey Campbell, Abigail Campbell, Logan Campbell; step-great-grandchildren: Ashley Locklear and Tanner Locklear and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Bear Swamp Baptist Church. Service entrusted to Locklear & Son Funeral Home.