Terry L. Jacobs, 75, of Knoxville, Illinois died at 4:02 A.M. on Sunday, February 05, 2017 at his home. Terry was born on July 31, 1941 in Abingdon, Illinois, the son of William L. and Velma Derry Jacobs. He was raised and educated in Galesburg and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1959. Terry enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1961 and was discharged in 1966. Terry married Crystal B. Carson on May 10, 1989 in Jefferson, Wisconsin and she survives. Terry was employed at Maytag for 30 years retiring in 1992. Terry loved the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He always made time for a good auction or yard sale and he enjoyed going out to eat. You never saw Terry without his little dog Camo who he loved taking for car rides. Terry greatest joy was the time he spent with his family; traveling, hunting, or taking the grandkids fishing. Terry is survived by his wife, Crystal of Knoxville, Illinois; one son, Gary Dean (Susan) Jacobs of Knoxville, Illinois; one daughter, Nancy Sue (Bill) Kelso of Knoxville, Illinois; one step-son Willy Bowman of Galesburg, Illinois. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ryan (Stephanie) Gibbs, Nate (Dakota Teel) Gibbs, Andrea Jacobs, Logan Jacobs; step-grandchildren, Dane (Hannah) Young, Milan Young, and Kenin Donaldson, Shawn Bowman, Katrina Bowman, and Katie Bowman; seven great grandchildren, Gabriel, Payton, Brayden, Chance, Wyatt, Richie, and Nate; two sisters, Connie (Allen) Kreiger of New Salem, Iowa and Beverly (Russ) Kemp of Knoxville, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one nephew, Max Rylander. Funeral service will be held at 2:00P.M. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, Illinois. Visitation will be one hour prior from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery. Following the burial a Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Knoxville American Legion, Knoxville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory are in charge of arrangements. On-line Condolences may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com
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