|Jean Kay Morse-Jackson
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
|Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:59 am Post subject: Jacobs, William N. "Spider" 1930-2013
|Obit: The Evening Tribune, Hornell, NY; Jun 09, 2013 @ 01:01 PM
Whitesville, N.Y. — William N. “Spider” Jacobs, 83, of the Paynesville Road, died in his home on Friday (June 7, 2013) following a long illness.
He was born March 21, 1930, in Wellsville, N.Y., the son of Walter and Cleo Whipple Jacobs. On Aug. 19, 1951, in Ellisburg, Pa., he was married to Barbara Wright, who predeceased him on June 2, 1996.
He attended the Wellsville High School. He was a member of the NYS?Highway Superintendents’ Assoc. For several years, he was employed by the Walter J. Babbitt Construction Co. in Wellsville, later operating his own business in pole barn construction and, until retirement in 1996, was the Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Independence.
Surviving are sons, Terry Jacobs of Canisteo, N.Y., and Donald (Ruthie) Jacobs of Whitesville, N.Y.; daughters, Ilene “Punky” (Darryl Lewis) Ordway of Whitesville, N.Y., and Debra (Randy) Glass of Whitesville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Christopher (Serena) Ordway of Kentucky, Rachael (Jerry) Lowe of Osceola, Pa., Peter (Samantha) Jacobs of Wellsville, N.Y., Matthew Jacobs of Canisteo, N.Y., Katelyn Glass of Whitesville, N.Y., Nathan Jacobs of Whitesville, N.Y., and Lane Jacobs of Whitesville, N.Y.; also four great-granddaughters.
He was predeceased by his parents, wife, and brothers, Donald, Roger and Calvin Jacobs.
Honoring his request, there will be no visitation of funeral service and burial will be held at the family’s convenience.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or the American Cancer Association of Allegany County.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville.