Paul Eugene Jacobs, 86, passed away in Dyersburg, Tennessee on October 5 after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Paris, Illinois, the youngest of five children. A talented athlete, he excelled in basketball and baseball for the Paris High School “Tigers,” later playing semi-professional baseball before enlisting in the U.S Army and serving honorably in the Korean War. After returning from the War, he completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Indiana State University that launched a long and successful career in the plastics industry in Illinois and Tennessee. His interests included family genealogy, travel, and military history, especially of the Civil War.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife Barbara. He is survived by two step-children, Patrick Sullivan of Seattle, Washington and Brigid Webb of St. Charles, Illinois, and three grand-children as well as numerous nephews and nieces and dear friends. He will be interred at a private ceremony in the family plot at Vermillion, Illinois.
The family requests memorials be directed to Salvation Army, PO Box 1015, Dyersburg, TN 38025-1015 or Dyersburg-Dyer County Union Mission, 213 West Cedar Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024.
Cremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Jacobs family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.