Robert Christopher Lee Jacobs

December 23, 1929July 30, 2018

Robert Christopher Lee Jacobs 88, of East Peoria, passed away at home surrounded by family on July 30, 2018. Robert was born to Carrol Lee and Anna Mae (Durnil) Jacobs in Peoria on December 23, 1929. He married the love of his life Patricia Rachel Mear on June 23, 1951 in Peoria IL. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, four children; David (Lynne) Jacobs, Debbie (Jim) Miller, James Jacobs, and Michael (Jianqun) Jacobs. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Josh (Rebecca), Dan, Michelle (Brian), Matt (Gabriella), Jeremiah, David (Cara), 12 great-grandchildren; Andrew, Lucas, Travis, Katelyn, Savanna, Ella, Caleb, Daniel, Logan, Alyssa, Lainey, and Liam. He is preceded in death by his parents and his one sister Patricia Jacobs. Robert was a creative thinker was known as a jack of all trades. He was an avid bargain hunter at garage sales and would buy, fix, and sell the items he would collect over time. Robert had an amazing record collection and loved listening to country western music especially Hank Williams Sr. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching golf and football. He also enjoyed feeding and watching the hummingbirds. A Funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Thursday August 2, 2018 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with a visitation being held an hour prior. Officiated by Brian Currier Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethany Missionary Church.


  • Carrol Lee Jacobs, Father
  • Anna Mae (Durnil) Jacobs, Mother
  • Patricia Rachel (Mear) Jacobs, Wife
  • David (Lynne) Jacobs, Son
  • Debbie (Jim) Miller, Daughter
  • James Jacobs, Son
  • Michael (Jianqun) Jacobs, Son
  • ~ Josh (Rebecca), Grandchild
  • ~ Dan, Grandchild
  • ~ Michelle (Brian), Grandchild
  • ~ Matt (Gabriella), Grandchild
  • ~ Jeremiah, Grandchild
  • ~ David (Cara), Grandchild
  • ~ Andrew, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Lucas, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Travis, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Katelyn, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Savanna, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Ella, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Caleb, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Daniel, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Logan, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Alyssa, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Lainey, Great-Grandchild
  • ~ Liam, Great-Grandchild
  • Patricia Jacobs, Sister

  • Bethany Missionary Church


  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 2, 2018

Robert Christopher Lee Jacobs

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