SSG Jacob Henry Woo How does one begin to write about such a fine young man? How does one reduce to words the love and affection this single, solitary soul brought into this world? Jacob Henry Woo lived just shy of 28 years, but in that time, Jacob truly lived. He met and married the love of his life, whom he cherished and cared for with compassion. He served his country to protect us all on foreign soil. He was a devoted husband, son, and brother. He enjoyed life and wanted everyone to share in his joy.
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Jacob Henry Woo was born on May 21, 1985, and lit up the room as he did for the rest of his days. He grew up in Katy, Texas and attended Texas A&M where he met his beloved wife. In 2006, Jake enlisted in the U.S. Army as a tanker. While serving two tours in Iraq, his natural leadership qualities led to several rapid promotions to his current rank of Staff Sergeant. Jake recently started a new position within the Contracting Program at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, South Carolina, having been chosen from several hundred applicants.
Before his first deployment, Jake and Lindsey were married on February 3, 2007 and they shared six wonderful years of happiness and true love. Jacob Henry Woo left this earth on March 2, 2013. Jake leaves behind his wife, Lindsey Knowles Woo, his mother and step-father, Stacey and Bill Talbert, and his father and step-mother, David and Suzi Woo. He is also survived by his brothers, Zach Woo, and Nathan Talbert; sisters, Carrie Woo, Kate Talbert, Hilary Bowerman, and Shelby Poole. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, the Reverend Thomas Woo, and is survived by grandparents, Anne Woo, and Clayton and Elsie Salter. His extended family on Lindsey's side include parents, Katherine Knowles, Mark and Betsy Knowles; grandparents, Don and Dolly Joseph, Billy and Judy Knowles, and Patricia Allday; siblings, Justin and Andi Knowles, Jackson and Stephanie Dashiell, Caroline and David Higgins, and Kellie Dashiell. Jake will be sorely missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces on both sides of his family.
A military memorial was held at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Woo, Hudson Woo, Austin Woo, Nathan Talbert, Justin Knowles, and Captain Jackson Dashiell.
For those desiring, charitable donations may be made to
or the Yellow Ribbon fund in memory of SSG Jacob Henry Woo.
Arrangements entrusted to Veterans Funeral Services (281) 272-9900
Veterans Funeral Services
10567 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77038
Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2013