BARRE — There will be a service at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph on Thursday, June 26 at 2 p.m. for Thomas J. Jacobs, 47, who died April 17. A gathering will follow at Windover House on Rt 66 in Randolph.
He was born in Barre on Aug. 10, 1966, son of Raylene Jacobs and John Jennison.
Thomas went to school in Montpelier and in Randolph.
Thomas worked on a farm milking cows, haying, and other duties. After working on the farm he went to work for Carriage Lane Modular Homes, as well as Shore Line Homes, Miner Industries and Vermont Castings, which he was employed there off and on for 20 years. Thomas also was self-employed in the areas of general construction, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, foundation and flooring. He always enjoyed working. He was a very hard worker.
He is survived by his mother Raylene Jacobs of Bethel; Uncle Don Jacobs and his wife Joyce of Randolph; a sister Tammy Messier and her husband John Messier of Sharon; a brother Timmy Jacobs of Randolph, a sister Robin Lawrence of Waterbury, and a brother David Jennison. His ex-wife Trish Jacobs of Woodsville, New Hampshire; he also had three children, Christopher Jacobs of Barre, Elizabeth Lake and her husband Daniel Lake of Barre and their three children, Jailee, Kaylynn, and Cadence, Erica Jacobs and her son Christopher Jacobs of Randolph; two nieces Jasmine Messier and spouse Denise Thresher of Sharon and Megan Messier and her two children, Hunter and Mason, of Bethel.
He was predeceased by his father John Jennison; and his brother Terry Jacobs of Randolph.
His most cherished joys in life were his children, grandchildren and family. He enjoyed the outdoors. He loved taking his grandchildren swimming, camping, and fishing in the summertime. He loved spending time cooking with his family. He enjoyed working with his family. He worked with his uncle Don Jacobs and Brother-in-law John Messier. He liked taking walks with his children and grandchildren. He was a very funny man. He always had a joke for everything. He was a jack-of-all-trades. You could always count him to help with anything, whether it your house, car, or anything.
Gifts in Memory of Thomas can made to The National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St Suite 200, Newton, Ma 02458 or on their website www.braintumor.org.
Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
This obituary first appeared in the June 26, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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