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Laymon Jacobs

Laymon Wayne Jacobs, 76, of Rives died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at his residence.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Alamo Baptist Church in the Sidonia community, with Kenneth Williams, Jeff Crabtree and Eddie Ray officiating.  Amy Jacobs will make remarks at the service. Burial will follow in Alamo Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Thursday at the church.
Pallbearers are Kevin Jacobs, Dickie Jacobs, Tim Wilson, Chris Ray, Ethan Jacobs and Derrick Garrigus. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Coleman, Jessie Wilson, J.M. Shanes and Charlie Priest.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sarah Jeanette Mathis Jacobs of Rives; his daughter, Holly Jacobs of Clarkson, Ky.; his son, Kevin (Kathryn) Jacobs of Gloucester, Va.; two sisters, Janice (Eddie) Ray and Jeannie (Tim) Wilson, all of Martin; brother, Dickie Jacobs of Rives; sister-in-law, Linda (James) King of Dyer; brother-in-law, Buster (Pat) Mathis of Elgin, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He owned and operated his farm for many years and was a very gifted musician and a member of Alamo Baptist Church.  He graduated from Rives High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Laymon Jacobs and Beatrice Hill Jacobs; brother, David Jacobs; sister, Teresa Reaves; his mother and father-in-law, Bondy and Opal Mathis.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.murphyfuneralhome.net.

Published 1.22.19

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