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Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs, USMC, 29, of 1085 Beech Springs Road, died tragically on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 in Twentynine Palms, Calif., while performing military training exercises.
Sgt. Jacobs was born in Chillicothe, Mo. on Dec. 13, 1981. He had served in the Marine Corps for the past 11 years and had completed combat tours in Iraq/Kuwait (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF). Awards he had received include, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals (3), Combat Action Ribbons (1), Global War on Terrorism Service Medals (2), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals (1), Sea Service Deployment Ribbons (3), Iraqi Campaign Medals (1), National Defense Service Medals (1), and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations (1).
Surviving are his wife of over two years, Brittany Perry Jacobs; their eight month old son, Christian Trevor Jacobs; his mother, Jennell Shaw Jacobs of Harrisville, Mich.; his father, Roger Jacobs and wife, Tammy; his brother, Richard Jacobs; and his paternal grandmother, Virginia Jacobs, all of Brookfield, Mo.; and many extended family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 5th, at 11 a.m. in Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Ron Parr. Burial with full military honors by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Friends may join the family Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Calvary Church, 1339 Belvidere Road, Belvidere.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to an educational fund established for his son Christian, in care of SECU, P.O. Box 109, Hertford, NC 27944.
Miller & Van Essendelft, Funeral and Cremation Providers, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.
Published in The Daily Advance on Nov. 2, 2011