Raymond Ragel Jacobs

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Raymond Ragel Jacobs, age 82, passed away peacefully at home and stepped into heaven on June 10, 2018 to be reunited with his loved ones waiting for him. He was surrounded by his loving family.

  Ray was born in Almond, NC on March 29, 1936 to the late Dora Stanberry and Byrd P. Jacobs. The family moved to Bryson City when The Fontana Dam was built. 

He is survived by his wife Rachel Jacobs. They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on May 2, 2018.

He was a wonderful, loving father to Clinton Raymond (deceased), Connie Jenkins (Troy), Mike (Ginger), Jerry, Candy, Nathan (Teri) Jacobs, and Jason Phillips. He was an adored grandfather to 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He was a caring brother to LeaVena  Corbin and Betty Hoffman (both deceased), Sue Sofield and JB Jacobs. He was predeceased by several half-sisters.

His funeral was held on June 23 in Jacksonville, Florida at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. Interment followed at  Greenlawn Cemetery 4300 Beach Boulevard, in Jacksonville, FL.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Bryson City, NC.

Ray and his family are appreciative of Community Hospice for their care allowing Ray to be home, and ask that memorial gifts and donations be directed to Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or Support.CommunityHospice.com or a charity of choice.

Please sign the Guestbook @Jacksonville.com. Also, a complete obituary is posted online with Hardage-Giddens of Mandarin at www.hgmandarin.com.

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315