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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

William Henry Jacobi, Jr.

July 7, 1936November 4, 2019

William (Bill) Henry Jacobi, JR, 83, of Bartlett, TN died Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Germantown Methodist Hospital due to complications associated with a stroke.

He leaves his wife of 39 years, Judith (Judy) M Jacobi; his daughter Anne Jacobi of Hailey Idaho, his son William Lynn Jacobi and spouse Tanya of Hornsby, TN; his step-son Carl Schultz and spouse Julie of Houston, TX; his step-daughter Edie Fleming and her spouse Trent, of Germantown, TN; his sister Leona Atkins, of Bartlett, TN; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his beloved pirate-dog MayLay (may-lay).

Born and raised in Memphis, the son of William and Bertha (Risner) Jacobi, he was a lifelong resident of Memphis; a devout University of Memphis Tigers supporter and a Memphis Grizzlies fan.

Mr. Jacobi attended Humes High School (with Elvis) and later attended Memphis Vo-Tech where he studied sheet-metal layout and design.

Following his education Mr. Jacobi applied his skills and craftsmanship at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Steel Craft Inc and St Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Jacobi also served for eight years in the USAF Reserves and Army National Guard.

A member of the American Rose Society, the Dixie Rose Club and the Memphis Horticultural Society, Mr Jacobi spent many happy days in his garden. His home in Bartlett is a testament to his love of roses and horticultural prowess.

He loved his children and grandchildren passionately and always had time for them. Bright-eyed and smiling, he simply beamed in their presence and he loved them all, well.

Mr. Jacobi was a member of Grace Evangelical Church of Germantown and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.

Visitation to be held Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Memphis Funeral Home on North Germantown Parkway.

Services to be conducted Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Grace Evangelical Church of Germantown on Wolf River Parkway to be followed by a processional and internment.

  • FAMILY

  • Judith (Judy) M. Jacobi, Wife
  • Anne Jacobi, Daughter
  • William Lynn Jacobi (Tanya), Son
  • Carl Schultz (Julie), Step-son
  • Edie Fleming (Trent), Step-daughter
  • Leona Atkins, Sister
  • (10) Ten, Grandchildren
  • (7) Seven, Great-grandchildren
  • Mele (May-Lay), Beolved Pirate-dog

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Will Receive Friends Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Tanya Jacobi

November 12, 2019

Bill would travel all the way to Bolivar TN to watch his great grandson Jax play baseball.

Tanya Jacobi

November 12, 2019

Bill, his father, grandfather and daughter Anne. He absolutely adored his father and his father’s great love of his son made Bill the man we all know and loved.

Tanya Jacobi

November 12, 2019

Tanya Jacobi

November 12, 2019

Tanya Jacobi

November 12, 2019

You were the best Granddaddy, your grand babies loved you SO much!

Tanya Jacobi

November 12, 2019

Love you!

Tanya Jacobi

November 12, 2019

Bill, the love you had for your family was one of your greatest gifts, and it was an honor and blessing to have have been your daughter in law. We all love and miss you more than words can say but we will see you again in heaven some day. Go rest high on that mountain your work on earth is done.
Until I see you again,
Tanya

William Jacobi

November 11, 2019

William H and William L Jacobi

William Jacobi

November 11, 2019

Dad,

“You may not be me anymore, but my memories of you will never die”

I will always treasure the attached picture of dad on his 83rd Birthday eating his favorite food “Lobster” at Red Lobster.

I miss you dad! save me a place in heaven!!

William “Bubba” Jacobi

Marilyn Jordan

November 9, 2019

Bill was my friend and I am richer for it. One of my favorite memories was an impromptu after Sunday evening church gathering of friends at Shoneys on Covington Pike. There were several friends from another church there as well and one was the pastor of the neighboring Baptist Church. That pastor was teasing me, a Nazarene pastor’s wife, for driving a new Cadillac. Bill, thinking it was unfair and not appropriate teasing, came to my defense to the extent of a very angry red face. He never raised his voice, but I knew his care for a friend was real. I love you, Bill and Judy approved!

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Biography

William (Bill) Henry Jacobi, JR, 83, of Bartlett, TN died Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Germantown Methodist Hospital due to complications associated with a stroke.

He leaves his wife of 39 years, Judith (Judy) M Jacobi; his daughter Anne Jacobi of Hailey Idaho, his son William Lynn Jacobi and spouse Tanya of Hornsby, TN; his step-son Carl Schultz and spouse Julie of Houston, TX; his step-daughter Edie Fleming and her spouse Trent, of Germantown, TN; his sister Leona Atkins, of Bartlett, TN; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his beloved pirate-dog Mele (may-lay).

Born and raised in Memphis, the son of William and Bertha (Risner) Jacobi, he was a lifelong resident of Memphis; a devout University of Memphis Tigers supporter and a Memphis Grizzlies fan.

Mr. Jacobi attended Humes High School (with Elvis) and later attended Memphis Vo-Tech where he studied sheet-metal layout and design.

Following his education Mr. Jacobi applied his skills and craftsmanship at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Steel Craft Inc and St Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Jacobi also served for eight years in the USAF Reserves and Army National Guard.

A member of the American Rose Society, the Dixie Rose Club and the Memphis Horticultural Society, Mr Jacobi spent many happy days in his garden. His home in Bartlett is a testament to his love of roses and horticultural prowess.

He loved his children and grandchildren passionately and always had time for them. Bright-eyed and smiling, he simply beamed in their presence and he loved them all, well.

Mr. Jacobi was a member of Grace Evangelical Church of Germantown and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.

Visitation to be held Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Memphis Funeral Home on North Germantown Parkway.

Services to be conducted Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Grace Evangelical Church of Germantown on Wolf River Parkway to be followed by a processional and internment.