David Raymond Jacobs

October 24, 1957April 20, 2016
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David Raymond Jacobs, 58, Prairie Village passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April, 27 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm with a Celebration of Life at 7:00 pm, at McGilley Memorial Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO.

David was born October 24, 1957, in Glen Cove, NY, the son of Walter Raymond and Jeanne Marie Merz. He was the third of four boys.

He graduated from Shawnee Mission North in 1975 and attended classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. He started David Jacobs Contractor in 1975, working as a commercial contractor for over 40 years. He continued his passion for creating art and ceramics throughout his life. He was known for his love for his children, generous heart, zest for life and ability to fix and build about anything.

Survivors include his children, Nicholas Jacobs, Chicago, IL, Rebecca Jacobs, Leawood, KS; Brothers Jeffrey Jacobs (Jackie), Shawnee, KS and Paul Jacobs (Sandy), Tonganoxie, KS. His parents and one sibling, Bruce Jacobs, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association 6900 College Blvd., Suite 250, Leawood, KS 66211 and may be sent in care of the McGilley Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may left at (816) 942-6180.

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Chris Sesti

April 27, 2016

David was so pleasant and kind and a great craftsman. I remember a swing set that he made for Rebecca. He was a great dad and I know that he loved his children dearly. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I will miss his wonderful smile.

Lisa Jacobs

April 27, 2016

You were my husband and friend. You are loved by all who knew you. You are loved so much by your children and step-childen. What a gift! I will be with you again in our next world. Rest in Peace. You are with The Angels and Saints in God's Loving Care..

Isabelle Blainey

April 27, 2016

My sincere condolences to the Rebecca, Nick, Renee and Jacobs family. May the Lord bring you peace in your time of sorrow.

Susan Kearns and Family

April 25, 2016

Always cheerful. David was a good, generous, and caring friend, the best contractor ever who could build and repair virtually anything perfectly, and most importantly, a loving father who absolutely adored Nick and Rebecca. He will be missed tremendously. God bless you all. ❤

Pam Nunn

April 25, 2016

Thankful for happy memories from long ago. Sending love and sympathy to you all.

Betsy Donnelly

April 25, 2016

David, my heart aches. May the Good Lord welcome you into heaven on a special silver cloud. You, Bruce and your parents are now reunited. Please watch over us from heaven......and know that I will always remember your sweet smile. - Betsy Donnelly

April 25, 2016

From the entire SM North Class of 1975 we send our heartfelt sympathy to the Jacobs family

April 25, 2016

At a time when words are hard to find may the God of comfort bring you peace that passes all understanding and the assurance of His loving presence during this time. With Heartfelt Prayers & Sympathy
Sue Gossett

Linda Timberlake

April 24, 2016

Jeff & Jackie,

My sincere condolences to your entire family. May the Lord bring you peace in your time of sorrow.

Larry Moran

April 24, 2016

Totally crushed right now to lose my dearest friend that until the very end demonstrated a passion for life in everything he did and touched.

Always willing to put others first over his own need's, Dave (David) was a beacon of light shining me home.

My home and my life are filled with so many reminders of Dave that I will cherish them forever keeping his spirit alive in everything I do.

My life was never the same after we first meet at the PS Business park in 1989 and I am proud to have called Dave my friend.

Dave, I always told you that you remind me of Victor Mature who starred in the movie Samson & Delilah because of your black curly hair but now your memory will serve as my strength to carry on.

Like no other, love you my brother as both Janet and I will miss you forever.

Cash Man out!