Edward Emory Jacobs

Thu, 02/08/2007 - 3:31pm
By: The Citizen

Edward Emory Jacobs, 87, Palmetto, died Jan. 23, 2007. He was born Nov. 26,1919 in Campbell County, now Fulton County. He grew up on his family's property which became the site of the first Atlanta airport, some of which his grandfather had purchased in the early 1900's. He was a member of Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army, earning the Bronze Star while serving with the Rainbow Division. The division fought the Germans through Germany and into Austria, later liberating the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich,Germany. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to College Park and worked as a hoisting engineer, building hydro-electric plants, bridges, and high rise buildings. He later joined the Nabisco Company in Atlanta, and retired as a machinist with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM in Union City for over 50 years. Services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley chapel. A private interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Rebecca Royal Jacobs; a daughter, Judith Jacobs Cleveland; grandchildren, Kelly Cleveland and Craig Dryden, Rebecca Nichols, Lynn and Lynn Strickland, and Edsel L. and Gail Cleveland Jr.; great-grandchildren, Tori and Tyler Dryden, Staci Strickland, Taylor Nichols, and Eleanor Nichols; nephews, John Leigh and Betty Wyatt, and Timothy and Becky Royal; and nieces, Anne and Ray Damewood, and Beverly Jean and Jim Bradley. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

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