W L Jacobs, Jr.

In Loving Memory

W L Jacobs, Jr.

2/20/1925 - 7/31/2017

W.L. (Dub) Jacobs passed away in his sleep at his home in Pearland Texas on July 31, 2017.  Dub was born in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi on February 20, 1925 to William Lawrence Jacobs, Sr. and Bertie Beatrice Gwin Comer Jacobs.  He married Bobbye Jacobs on June 1, 1949 and they were married for 37 years until her death in 1986.

Dub is survived by two daughters, Gaiden Ring and husband John and Holly Simpkins and husband Philip.  Also surviving him are 5 grandsons,  Jay, Mark (and wife Sarah), Tyler (and wife Amanda) and Ryan Ring and Christopher Simpkins (and wife Stephanie) along with 7 great grandchildren.  Addison, Hunter and Luke are children of Mark and Sarah Ring.  Mallory, Jameson and Grace are children of Tyler and Amanda Ring.  Camden is the son of Christopher and Stephanie Simpkins.  Close relatives predeceasing him are his wife, Bobbye, his parents, and brothers, Ashley and Charlton as well as a sister, Lucille. Also surviving Dub is his lifelong and loyal friend Joan Siess who he reconnected with after the death of his wife.

Dub attended high school in Hazlehurst, Mississippi where he played football as a wide receiver. He tried to enlist in the army at the early age of 17 and was refused.  Upon high school graduation at age18, he tried again and was quickly inducted into the United States Army on July 6, 1943.  He was very proud of his service having served in the height of battle in Italy and France and received two purple hearts for wounds received in the War.  He enjoyed telling the story of his first war wound that was a bullet wound to his knee.  He said that he knew it wasn’t life threatening and mistakenly thought they would send him home.  They did send him for rest and rehabilitation in France.  However, after a few weeks to recover, he claimed the nurses tricked him into dancing with them which proved he was well enough to return to the war.  He also joked about his second wound, being a bullet to the buttock saying, “you know which way I was going.”  In actuality, Dub was a dedicated American patriot and true War hero who was willing to put his life on the line for his country.  He was also an incredibly kind and decent person who won the trust of all who knew him.

After the War he attended the University of Mississippi where he met Bobbye, his bride to be.  They were married in 1949 and made a home in Memphis/Germantown, Tennessee.  Dub began his professional career as Director of Data Processing of Plough, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee.  After retiring from the computer industry he eventually moved to Houston in 1970.  In Houston he developed many skills in real estate becoming a resort manager, home-builder and a Real Estate Broker and owner of Westwood Realty. 

He especially enjoyed time with his daughters and grandsons, travel, food, politics, sports, tennis and riding his exercise bike until his health no longer allowed that.

The funeral services will be Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11 A.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at 311 N. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood, Texas.  There will be a short graveside service immediately following at Mt.Olivet Cemetary located at 7801 Gulf Freeway in Dickinson, Texas,   Immediately following the graveside service a lunch will be provided for friends and relatives at the home of Gaiden and John Ring at 202 E. Viejo Dr. in Friendswood.  Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.