Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Brookport Funeral Chapel with Rev. David LeNeave officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Sterling Church Cemetery.
Joe was born Aug. 11, 1922 to Rev. Jess and Kate Rixie Jacobs in New Liberty. On Dec. 23, 1941, Joe married the late Iralene Giltner Jacobs. He was a faithful member of the Bay City Lodge 771 for 62 years. Joe was also a member of the Sword of Bunker Hill for almost 60 years and worked for Iron Workers Local 46 of Springfield for 62 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Miltenberger and husband Roy of South Bend, Ind.; four sons, Robert Jacobs, Terry Jacobs and wife Rhoda and Marty Jacobs, all of Unionville, and Jerry Jacobs of Brookport; 20 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald E. Jacobs and Dennis Joe Jacobs.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis is in charge of the arrangements.