Robert Jacobs

Robert Jacobs
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Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Robert F. Jacobs, 85, of Swansea, IL, born March 30, 1930, in Columbia, SC, died Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center of Swansea, Swansea, IL.

Col. Jacobs was a veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring with more than 30 years of military service.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Billie A., nee Archer, Jacobs, whom he married on June 10, 1951, and who died on February 2, 2014; a son, David F. Jacobs; his parents, Willie F. and Ora, nee Peele, Jacobs; and two grandsons, Brian and Robert Jacobs.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Tim (Charlotte) Jacobs of Seattle, WA,
Steve (Barbara) Jacobs of Collinsville, IL,
and Becky (Needham) Smith of Bozman, MD;
a daughter-in-law, Susan Jacobs of Omaha, NE;
and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Darwin Schrader officiating.  Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC, at a later date.

Condolences Left For Robert Jacobs

To Steve and family. So sorry to see your dad has passed away. He was such a nice man. We always enjoyed both your mom and dad when they came to see us at Dr. Reynolds office. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Dolly

Dolly Riggar, Troy, Il., 62294


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