As the son of an active-duty member of the USAF, Jacob spent his youth growing up in southern California and Belleville, IL. He was a member of a musical family and developed his own love for music. Jacob played trumpet for Whiteside Middle School and Belleville East High School in Belleville, IL. He graduated from Belleville East High School in May of 2003.
Jacob attended Southwest Illinois College (SWIC) from September of 2003 through May of 2005. He graduated with a degree in Administration of Justice and used that degree in one form or another for the remainder of his life. He had several jobs in security, including working for Metrolink. He finished his career as a messenger with Brink’s U.S., a division of Brinks Inc.
Jacob loved volunteering for the French Village Fire Department as an engineer and worked with them for more than five years. Prior to French Village, Jacob Volunteered for the Camp Jackson Fire Department. He cared dearly for his fire fighter brothers.
Jacob was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joyce Marie Bouvia; and his grandparents, Jacob R. Benscoter and Iris Benscoter.
Jacob is survived by his mother, Deborah Ann Stone Benscoter, of Mascoutah, IL; father, Jacob “Ricky” Benscoter, Jr., and stepmother Vickie Seward Benscoter of Hunlock Creek, PA; a brother, Josh Benscoter of Allentown, PA; his grandparents, Ralph and Viola Stone of Tupelo MS; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, whom he loved dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The French Village Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit the family 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.