Jacob Andrew Macias

September 10, 1989December 30, 2012
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A celebration of life will be held for Jacob Andrew Macias on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen and burial to follow at Central Texas State Cemetery with military honors. A visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5 and a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home.

Jacob “J-Mac” Andrew Macias, age 23, ended his battle with leukemia on Dec 30, 2012; he fought hard and remained positive thru this tough battle, however, the Lord called home a wonderful and sweet soul. Jacob had strong faith and knew that if God called him home his father would be waiting with open arms. Jacob will always be his Mommas’ sweet baby and his brothers’ best friend. Jacob always had a sweet and beautiful smile where ever he went and touched so many people throughout his short life. He always had a moment for anyone; ready to listen, give advice or to even debate his way of thinking. Jacob was always contemplating life and what was most important; family, friends, love, and life. Jacob was born in Victoria, Texas on Sep 10, 1989, and thru his life enjoyed many travels and enjoyed life as a “military brat” to Europe, Hawaii and within the US. He graduated from Killeen High School in 2007 where he played football and wrestling. Jacob attended Central Texas College and soon realized he needed to see more of the world and joined the U.S. Navy to follow his parents’ military role; to make a change in the world for children everywhere however Jacob lost his beloved father; SSG German Estrada shortly thereafter.

Jacob was an avid sports fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Texas Longhorns and Houston Astros, loved to shoot pool, write poems and random wonderful hard hitting thoughts and draw, favorite super hero was Batman, he had an awesome personality and wonderful character. He enjoyed hanging out with his favorite brother; Joshua Estrada, numerous friends and “bros”, eating his favorite burger from Non Stop Burger, eating tacos from the taco truck at Starlite, and listening to music of all types, his favorite; “ The Lord loves a drinking man”, cruising in “Shelley” his car. He dreamed of one day opening his own business, be it a pool hall or place for friends to gather and hangout. Where Jacob was: there was laughter, fun and music. Jacob was loved tremendously and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

During Jacob’s last year he worked hard from his hospital bed and even attended a few bone marrow and blood drives in hopes of finding a donor and to increase awareness of the challenges and heart ache that leukemia can bring regardless of gender, race or age. His heart was broken for the children, teenagers and people of his own age and had decided to start a foundation; “Jacob’s Journey” in hoping of bringing happiness to them.

Jacob is survived by his mother; SFC (R) Barbara K. Estrada and his brother Joshua Estrada, grandparents John and Adela Mendez from Bloomington, TX, and Josefina Estrada from Hanford, Ca. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and step family members. Jacob is preceded in death by his father; SSG German C. Estrada, Grandfather Luis Estrada SR. and biological father Guadalupe Macias.

Pallbearers; Joshua Estrada, Craig Autry, Kirk Larimore, Anita Landry, Jesse Ryan and Demar Drayton Honorary pallbearers will be; Michael Autry, Dennis Moses, Greg Camacho, Chris Gamble, Jacob Graham, Tony Macias and Richard Sansonetti; whom are serving in the US Armed forces.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2013

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Tony& Meia Hudson

July 14, 2016

We love you. You will forever live in our hearts.


January 30, 2013

I never personally knew Jacob but, I remember seeing him at Killeen High always with a smile on his one would have ever imagined that he was battling with his health. My prayers go out to him and his family. I am sorry for your loss.

Lissa B

January 9, 2013

I still wish you where here with us but I know your watching over us now and know I still miss you friend.

Matt Calvin

January 9, 2013

"I'm so sorry for your loss, but Jacob will rest in peace. I've attended school with Jacob from West Ward to Killeen High, he was a good friend. Jacob you will be missed.

January 8, 2013

Ms. Barbara,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jacob, my love & prayers go out to you and your family. Jacob was such sweet and caring person who fought hard while touching so many people during his stay here at the hospital. I truly enjoyed working with him and wanted to personally thank you and your family for allowing me to work with Jacob daily, he was an awesome blessing to my life. I already miss our conversations and walks around the leukemia nurses station.
With Sympathy,
Jamie, Physical Therapist

January 8, 2013

It was my pleasure to work with Jacob over the last couple of months. He was and always be a model for those needing strength and courage during difficult times. More than anything else, I will miss our San Franscisco 49'er/Saints football debates...your therapy sessions were a highlight of my day. You will be missed.
Sincerely, Trina C. Henry, Occupational Therapist.

The Ford Family

January 8, 2013

Jacob, you were always so pleasant and a gentleman in our presence. You are a respectable young man to us all and you will be sorely missed by many. I praise God you made peace with our Lord before your journey. In honor of you we will continue to pray for friends & family who may not know Him the way you do. We will do our best to watch and pray over your brother & mom.

Time left here is shorter than most know, so we & those who will follow your example in making the right choice, will be reunited with you soon. We look forward to seeing you again FULL OF LIFE!!!

Our heartfelt prayers are with the family & friends now, May you come to know the peace, joy & love of God if you haven't already made that decision. If you have, may you feel His comfort and peace now, in the Name of Jesus!

Enjoy Heaven young man... Shalom

The Ford Family

TREA & Auxiliary: Centex Chapter 88

January 7, 2013

On behalf of all the chapter members and the auxiliary, we would like for you to know that our prayers are with you... There are just not enough words to say "Sorry for you loss"


January 7, 2013

I am so sorry for your Loss!! May Jacob find Peace resting in the wonderful Arms Of Jesus.....!
A Sister in the Lord

Bone Marrow Transplant St. Paul Hospital

January 7, 2013

Mrs. Barbara, Our deepest thoughts and most sincere symphathy. We having being a part of Jacob's treatment team are truely saddened by this news. Our prayers are with you.