Jacob Benscoter III

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Jacob Richard Benscoter, III, 37, born August 8, 1984, at March AFB, CA, the son of Jacob Richard Benscoter Jr., and Deborah Ann Stone-Benscoter, passed on June 13, 2022, at his home due to natural causes.

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.



13 Comments on Jacob Benscoter III

Chris Swagler said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2022 at 1:49 PM

I am very sorry for your lose. Jacob was my high school friend and we were both in the marching band.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Shannon Hall said : Guest Report Jun 20, 2022 at 3:38 PM

Our prayers go out to your family. Jake was a kind man with a large heart. He will always be a Dunbar ranger and missed by all of us❤️

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Kama Stone said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2022 at 6:48 PM

Jacob we love you dearly, and are so saddened by your sudden passing. We pray your brother and mother, and father, find peace during this difficult time.

  • Laurel
  • MD
Pete Abraldes said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2022 at 1:52 PM

Pat and I send our prayers to your family during this difficult time. Please find some comfort in a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye That has helped me with the loss of our loved ones Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

  • Marlton
  • NJ
Walsh Keeley said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2022 at 1:29 PM

It was my great honor & pleasure to have been around & worked with Jacob. His character was beyond reproach, his concerns for others was commendable. He made others around him better. I’m regretting not being in town on Friday. Please accept my condolences with all respect due. God Bless You & Your Family Jake Via Con Dios

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Michael Halliburton said : Guest Report Jun 16, 2022 at 7:33 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. Jake was a nice guy and co-worker

  • St Louis
  • Missouri (MO)
Anthony Chapman said : Guest Report Jun 16, 2022 at 6:36 PM

This is a very sad situation to lose someone so genuine and caring at such a young age. You will always be part of our Dunbar family! Rest In Peace my brother!

  • Festus
  • MO
Odell Williams said : Guest Report Jun 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Sending my sincere condolences. Love, thoughts, and prayers to you in this dark time.

  • Meridian
  • MS
Rick Packard said : Guest Report Jun 16, 2022 at 12:25 PM

Jake, Josh, you, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers May God’s love, ease the pain! Rick and Martha

  • Sunderland
  • MD
Brian Sharpe said : Guest Report Jun 16, 2022 at 7:45 AM

Very sorry to hear about Jake's passing. He was a good guy. From our family to yours, we send our prayers.

  • Florissant
  • MO
Mariah Foy said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2022 at 5:25 PM

I am here for the family always during this difficult time.

  • Jackson
  • NJ
Jennifer Robertson said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2022 at 3:53 PM

Jake, Debbe, Josh: I'm so sorry for the loss of Jacob. I'm thinking about you all during this difficult time.

  • Ladson
  • SC
Eugenia Dione Nicholson said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2022 at 3:17 PM

Praying for the family and sending my condolences.

  • East St Louis
  • IL

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