Joseph “Joe” Oral Jacob, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho, died of a long-term illness Tuesday at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Joseph was born in Victor, Idaho, to Luella and Joseph Jacob. Joseph, known to his family and friends as Joe, served as a first lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War as a navigator instructor.
Joseph met and married the love of his life, Jannette Peterson, on Nov. 18, 1955, in the LDS Salt Lake Temple and lived in Albany. Joe and Jannette were happily married for 55 years at the time of his death.
Joe attended Oregon State University and logged during the summer months. He graduated from OSU in 1960 in agricultural economics. He then started his career at Ore-Prove in Harrisburg. He later owned Normarc Seed Company in 1964 in Tangent and retired in 1990. Joe has many dear friends and business associates in the Willamette Valley.
Joe was raised in the LDS church and was active in his church callings and served many people.
He enjoyed reminiscing with family, playing handball, wrestling, boxing and watching all sporting events on TV. He was also an avid reader from fictional to world events, but the activity he enjoyed most and had continued with and fond memories of was his logging years, as he loved the forest.
Joe is survived by his wife, Jannette Jacob; children Tonie Kay Heath and husband Mike Heath of Blackfoot, Idaho, Darrell Jacob of Sandy, Utah, Jolynn Ford and husband Ben Ford of Payson, Utah, and Alan Jacob and wife Rachel of Payson; siblings Lila Flowers, Ellen Dodge, Reed Jacob, MaryLou Church, David Jacob, Thora Wakamtsoa, Wilma Shelman and Irvin Jacob; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Luella and Joseph Jacob.
There will be no tears of sadness at his passing, only tears of gratitude for his never-ending love and support he freely gave to his family and friends.
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho.
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