Thomas J. Jacobs

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BARRE - Thomas J. Jacobs of Barre, 47, died April 17, 2014.

He was born in Barre, Vermont on Aug. 10, 1966, to 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, where he was employed off and on for 20 years. Thomas also was self-employed in the areas of general construction, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, foundating and flooring. He always enjoyed working. He was a very hard worker.

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 on him to help with anything, whether it your house, car, or anything.

He was predeceased by his father, John Jennison, and his brother, Terry Jacobs, of Randolph. He is survived by his mother, Raylene Jacobs, of Bethel, uncle Don Jacobs and his wife, Joyce, of Randolph, sister Tammy Messier and her husband, John Messier, of Sharon, brother Timmy Jacobs, of Randolph, sister Robin Lawrence, of Waterbury, and a brother, David Jennison. He is also survived by 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, and Erica Jacobs and her son, Christopher Jacobs, of Randolph. He had two nieces, Jasmine Messier and spouse Denise Thresher, of Sharon, and Megan Messier and her two children, Hunter and Mason, of Bethel.

There will be a service at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. with a gathering to follow at Windover House on Route 66 in Randolph, Vermont. 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 Online condolences may be left at Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
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Published in Times Argus on June 25, 2014