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Charles R. Jacobs
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Charles R. Jacobs, 75, of Prospect, died Tuesday afternoon, November 10, 2020 at the Marion General Hospital after a short battle with Covid-19.

He was born June 25, 1945 in Kenton to the late Carl and Henrietta (Hedges) Jacobs, he was also preceded in death by siblings: Joann Tevis, Bob, Dick and Bill Jacobs

Chuck was a dedicated farmer, something he loved. He also was retired from the Whirlpool Corp. in Marion.

He is survived by his wife; Lucille (Bails) Jacobs, they were married October 3, 1964 in Monroe, Michigan. Also surviving are his girls: Tami Spayde of Marion, Lori (Kevin) Robinson of Prospect and Lisa (Rick) Hoback of Waldo
Siblings: Janet Dunn of Marysville, Jean (Richard) Plotner of Marion, Jim Jacobs of Marion, Rebecca Rynders of Abilene, Texas and Jerry (Linda) Jacobs of Garrettsville

His five grandchildren, of which he was very proud of: Chelsea-bug, Slim (Kyle), Pokey (Caitlynn), Junior (Easton), and Nellie (Janelle), he enjoyed spending time with all of them and imparting his “wealth of knowledge”.  Many hours were spent with them playing board games and pool in his sunroom.

One of the great joys of his life was giving motorcycle rides to anyone who would go - with the most memorable being when he took Olen Parish for a ride when he turned 100.

He brought so much fun and pleasure to those around him.  He never met a person he didn’t know and anyone tagging along with him knew to allow “extra” travel time because there was bound to be someone he met that he needed to socialize with.

He was such a bright spot on this earth, he was one of a kind - a person that put one at ease as soon as you stepped up next to him, made you feel better if you were sad, made you laugh if down in the dumps - a special kind of individual.

He was funny, caring, and kind, and had the most beautiful blue eyes.

His favorite days revolved around meals and he never missed one - Thursday lunch was for chicken and Saturday breakfasts with the boys at the Villa Hotel in Richwood.

The farming community and everyone who knew him will never be the same and those around him will always feel a void.  To those he loved he always left them with these parting words, “Keep Smiling”.

STILL ON Private family graveside services will be livestreamed Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM; Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate.

CANCELLEDFriends may call Monday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, (everyone is asked to take covid precautions)

Memorial gifts may be made to the River Valley FFA, 4280 Marion-Mt Gilead Rd, Caledonia, OH 43314

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Norma Moore
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 9:23 AM

What a great loss to all who knew him. The greatest Pawpaw to my two grandchildren Chelsea and Kyle. He was a wonderful, one of a kind person. RIP

#2 from: jerry sloop
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 9:48 AM

a great guy

#3 from: Janet Dysert
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:13 AM

So very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I remember Brad talking about his Uncle Chuck, know he will miss him. Take care.

#4 from: Marla
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:17 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss, he had THE BEST smile. A few months ago he stopped by to take me on a ride, he said you are finally home I have been three times to get you, I said well let’s get going then. It was such a nice relaxing ride. I sure am glad I was home.  He spoke about all of you and to say he was a proud father and grandfather is an understatement.  Thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Love 💕

#5 from: Pam Tevis
Dickinson ,Texas
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:41 AM

I always tried to see Uncle Chuck and Aunt Lou when I was in Ohio. We had a few adventures on his motorcycle with the last one being where we got soaked to the skin. He had to pour the water out of his shoe. But even with that he made it fun. My trips to Ohio will never be the same. His family, friends, and his farm were everything to him. Hugs and love to all he left behind. Thanks Uncle Chuck for your ready smile and quick wit. I know you will always be with and watching over those you loved so completely. RIP Uncle Chuck.

#6 from: Lu
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:54 AM

I am so very sorry.  There really are no words. I love you all so much and I cherish so many fun memories. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

#7 from: Jerry Moore
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:12 AM

So sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great guy.

#8 from: Dave Deb (Tevis) Clayton
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:39 AM

Sending love and prayers to Aunt Lou and cousins... Most who knew Chuck are sad and shocked at the news and how quickly he passed. I will truly miss my Uncle Chuck aka Decker.  
He touched so many lives through his dry humor, family gatherings, and the farming community.
Please stay safe, wash your hands, and wear a mask.
Love Always,
Dave and Deb

#9 from: Theresa Jordan
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 12:29 PM

So sadden to hear this. Chuck was one of my favorite customers at the Villa.

#10 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ 
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Lucille and family,
I send my heartfelt sympathy today. Chuck was a fine man and a good neighbor to me. He will be missed by all who knew him. May your memories fill your hearts with love and sustain you through these days ahead.

Pauline Oehler

#11 from: Lori Wasserbeck
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 2:31 PM

He was one of my favorite customers. Never wanted me to bother with making a whole pot of coffee just for him, but I always did it anyway. Such a blessing to get to know him a bit. He will be missed so much.

#12 from: Rev. David and Janet Lippert
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 2:39 PM

He was a great treasure to those who knew him.  Charlie always ask me if I wanted to buy some rentals.  I would chid him by saying you just need to buy more.  We spent a lot of time talking about his grand children.  Please accept our condolences and our prayers.  Lisa and Lu, know we love your family very much!

#13 from: John Scott
Lakeview Ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 3:08 PM

So very sorry for your loss.Charley was a great neighbor, friend, and coworker. I just moved back to Ohio2 years ago after being in Colorado for 25 years.He will be missed by all that knew him !

#14 from: Richard D Dutton
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 3:27 PM


#15 from: Chris and Martin Einloth
Marysville, Ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 3:49 PM

Such sad news. I can't believe Uncle Chuck is gone. I always assumed I would see him again. I will remember his laugh and constant joking...his infectious smile. Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss.

#16 from: Phillip Seiter
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 4:05 PM

We are very saddened to learn of Charlie's death. We had fun talking with and laughing with him. Tammy, you graduated with our son, Eric. Please, all of you, accept our deepest sympathy.
Phill and Linda

#17 from: Vonnie and Don Wasserbeck
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 4:37 PM

So very sorry to hear about Charlie.  Never saw him without a smile on his face and for sure you wondered what he was thinking!! Ornery but sure loved being around him. I even got one of those beloved motorcycle rides. He will surely be missed. Prayers for Lou and all the family. Love,
Don and Vonnie

#18 from: Phoebe Kale Mathys
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 4:47 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was one of my favorite Richwood area people. I have pleasant memories of him. He will be missed.
Phoebe (Kale) Mathys

#19 from: Lisa Hollaway
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 4:52 PM

I am so sad and so sorry about Chuck.  He was ornery to the core but sweet and caring.  Our little motorcycle rides were such fun, and I will miss him and our rides.  Prayers for all of you!!  Lisa

#20 from: Keith Davids
Port Charlotte Florida
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:17 PM

So sad to here of Chuck’s passing. We are all better off because we knew him. God bless.

#21 from: Jerry Hoffman
28654 Storms Road Raymond
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:27 PM

From one antique tractor lover to another, We will miss you. God bless.

#22 from: Michelle
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:33 PM

So glad I got to see Uncle Chuck for a little bit when I went back to Ohio for reunuion last year. What I remember the most is his smile and sense of humor.  He was always smiling. So sorry for your family's loss Aunt Lucille. RIP Uncle Chuck.

#23 from: Randy & Barbara Sullivan
W. Mansfield
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:34 PM

To Lou, girls and family, we were so sorry to hear about Chuck. We were surprised to hear of his illness and we are sorry he had to pass from the covid 19. He was a good friend to us and always made us laugh. He will be missed by us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Randy and Barb Sullivan

#24 from: Sue Clem
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:36 PM

I graduated with Chuck and Lucille . Chuck loved life and he and Lucille were a special couple.  Enjoyed our class reunions at their beautiful farm. He will be missed. Prayers and thoughts to Lucille and family.

#25 from: Joan Berridge
green camp ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:37 PM

It always seemed he didnt know a stranger.  He was always so kind and up beat.   He would tell me all kinds of things about the history of the area and yes I even got a motorcycle ride to the the dairy farm where he showed and told me all about it. He will be missed.  

#26 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
10484 Hoskins Road
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:59 PM

With my sincere sympathy to Chuck's family...never forget all of the good times spent together.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker, EHS Librarian 1965-1996.

#27 from: Ron & Lavone Eastman
Mt. victory, Ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 6:06 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the Jacobs family. Love & Prayers.

#28 from: Deb and Sam McPherson
Marion, Ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 6:24 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Jerry and Becky.  Our sincere sympathy to you and your family

#29 from: Sergent Family
Prospect,  OH
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 6:37 PM

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We will miss seeing him around town, a great loss for our little village.
Patrick & Denise

#30 from: Jack and Evelyn (Dix) Porter
Dawsonville, Georgia
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 6:41 PM

Becky, Jerry, Lucille and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❣️

#31 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E. Ottawa Richwood
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 6:46 PM

Jacobs Family. You are all in our families thoughts and prayers.Chuck will be gratefully missed.

#32 from: Janet Everly
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 7:20 PM

I worked around  Charlie when I first hired in! Very nice guy and he kept things hoppin! I’m sorry for the family’s loss! Prayers for all of you!

#33 from: Pam Bumgarner
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 7:44 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He and Ben always had a good time together. Your loss is everyone's loss too. May  all your memories comfort you and your family. With Sympathy Pam Bumgarner.

#34 from: Gene and Kathi Ritchie
Candle wood lake,ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:03 PM

To the family  
we are sending love and prayers  
We both thought the world of Charlie. He I was such a fun person to be around.
We are so sorry to here this. God bless you all❤️

#35 from: Bill & Beth Wood
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:26 PM

Lu,Tami,Lori,Lisa & Families,We are broken hearted for your great loss!Oh my the memories we have.A bright light gone too soon.He will be missed. We love you all.When this horrible virus is over we want to hug you all tight.

#36 from: Nancy Clute Wiley
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:27 PM

Lucille and girls.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Chuck was one of a kind.  He was a jokester and always made you smile.  He will be greatly missed.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  

#37 from: Sherry Sandusky
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:29 PM

I absolutely loves Charlie.  I looked forward to seeing him at the farm consignment auctions.  Such a great guy with a terrific joking personality!!!  I will never forget the sound of his  voice!   Heaven gained a wonderful man and I will miss him dearly!!!

#38 from: Dustin & Casey Converse
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:18 PM

We are so saddened to hear of Chucks passing. Always a smile!! Praying for your family in these coming days.

#39 from: Marsha and Gabby Cametti
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:30 PM

Sending you and your family condolences during these difficult times. So sorry for your loss

#40 from: Judy Carr
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 2:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. My thoughts and prayers to all the families. Charlie was ornery, always smiling, laughing and telling a story...never knowing if he was pulling your leg or telling the truth. He will live on as long as he is in your hearts.

#41 from: Vicki Dutton-Jordan
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 6:44 AM

We are so sorry for your loss!!!  From the Dutton family.  Dick, Ruthann, Alan, & Vicki

#42 from: Thomas Chambers
7484 Decliff Big Island RD New Bloomington Ohio 43341
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:29 AM

My god Charlie you ordinary shit Dad and I really enjoyed your wit and humor at the Berwick my thoughts to the family you will be missed love you see you on the other side Tom Chambers.

#43 from: Todd & Penny Ward
LaRue, Oh
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:52 AM

Lisa and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.  

#44 from: Edith Salmons McMillen
Powell, Oh
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 9:10 AM

So sorry for your loss.
I always loved going to your farm to celebrate our class reunions.
Love & prayers

#45 from: James Coffman
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 10:05 AM

The news of Chuck's passing was so unexpected and shocking!!  We had a wonderful visit with Chuck and Lou at their farm last summer and enjoyed sitting in the tractor barn.  Martha got to enjoy one of those famous motorcycle rides!!
I lost a very special friend --- shared many experiences thru the years.
Lou we are sending our love.
Jim Coffman and Martha

#46 from: Lynne S Ledley
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 10:50 AM

My thoughts and prayers to the whole Jacobs family on the passing of Chuck.  Gary and Chuck went to school in Byhalia when he was younger so they always enjoyed catching up.  Chuck never failed to stop by the fair office and visit during the fair. Last year we would run into each other whether at the Palace for shows or eating out in Marion.  We just always said "what are you doing here"!  Always had a great talk with our shared relatives.  He will be missed.

#47 from: Howard &Mary Ann Isler
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 2:06 PM

So sorry, what a fun ornery guy, snow mobiling in Michigan was a time to remember.  Sure will be missed.

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#49 from: Gail DeGoodGuy
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 2:33 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss.  I always enjoyed talking with Chuck at the "Villa table".  His smile was infectious.  May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.  

#50 from: Avenell Gayheart
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 3:46 PM

So sorry to hear that your brother passed away, If there is any thing i can help you with please let me know. I am praying for you and your family.

#51 from: George & Pam Montgomery
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Prayers for Chuck's family. We will always remember our last class reunion at the farm.  

#52 from: JoAnn Neal
693 Hampton Woods, Marion
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 7:10 PM

LU and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a very nice person and was so jolly and eager to help anyone. He will be missed by all.

#53 from: Lauren & Jean Park
 LaRue Ohio
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 7:53 PM

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! This ole’ world has lost  the blessing of a  friendly farmer who always shared a big smile warm conversation. God bless you & bring peace as you face the days ahead!

#54 from: Lynn & Helen Slemmons
Prospect, Ohio
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:55 PM

Lou and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Charlie was such a neat guy. We all just loved him. He would stop in every once in a while just to visit. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers are with you all. God Bless!

#55 from: Jennifer Hicks Thompson
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 9:12 PM

I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Keeping you all lifted in prayer for strength and courage during this difficult time.

#56 from: Beckie Congrove
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 9:19 PM

Dear Jacobs Family,  thinking of you and sending blessings at your loss.  Haven't seen most of you for years, but am so sorry.  With Kindest thoughts and memories,
Beckie McMahan Congrove

#57 from: Johnny Regula
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 10:14 PM

I always enjoyed our short visits about agriculture at lunch time at the Hotel. A good man!

#58 from: Richard and Betty Tevis
Raymond, Ohio
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 11:39 PM

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with  all the Jacobs Family.  Chuck always had such a friendly smile.  

#59 from: James L. Hill
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 7:05 AM

Chuck was a good man and always knew the worlds problems and I %100 felt better after talking to him knowing there was at least 1 person in this world who shared my thoughts. Chuck gave me a ride in his combine once and I’ll never forget it. Condolences from the Hill family to the Jacobs family.

#60 from: Geoffrey Wedding
York Center
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 8:07 AM

To all the Jacob family members so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing.I have fond memories of Chuck and my older brothers growing up together as friends. I got to know Chuck more when I would see him at the Villa eating or visiting him at his farm. He will be missed by all that knew him. RIP friend!

#61 from: Don &  Darlene Krawczyk
Richwood, Ohio
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Lou and family . . . so sorry for your devastating loss.   Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.  

#62 from: James Coleman
Prospect Ohio
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 11:54 AM

So sorry for your loss! You and your family will be in our prayers 🙏

#63 from: Ernie & Debbie Landon
Prospect, OH
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 4:30 PM

So sorry for your loss, he was a great person.

#64 from: Bill and Irene Wasserbeck
4602 Oehler Rd  Prospect OH 43342
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 5:22 PM

So sorry to here about your loss. He was always a good neighbor and will be missed.  

#65 from: Alexandra Buyer
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:22 PM

I met Charles while working a morning shift at Berwick. I never knew how close to me he had become until I looked forward to bringing him coffee and listening to his stories, he even helped me fix my car! He made my days bright and full of cheer! Taken so soon, but heaven is very lucky to have a man like him! My condolences to Kyle and his Family. 💗

#66 from: Kellie Harrah Wheeler
Delaware OH
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 1:39 PM

Lori, Tami, Lisa and Lori’s mom-  I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Your dad was great- so friendly  and always with a smile!!!  ❤️  Condolences to your whole family. Take care of yourselves and each other!

#67 from: Tracey (Hecker) Cornely
Tavares, Florida
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 1:43 PM

Sorry for your loss. Love and peace to all.

#68 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 2:20 PM

Dear Lucille and family,
I was so very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Please know that you are all in my prayers. Mary

#69 from: Michael W Shirey
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 8:08 PM

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you!

Mike, Marje, Ilene & Paul Shirey

#70 from: Ben F., Ben A & Brad Higgins
Marion oh
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 10:11 PM

We were so saddened to hear of Chucks passing. Please accept our condolences.
We will miss his whit and humor. He was a joy to have at our auctions. He even gave me a few no till planting pointers this spring that I appreciated. God Bless !

#71 from: Joe and Connie Isler
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 5:09 AM

Thank you for sharing this guy with the community.

#72 from: Brian E. Napper
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:49 PM

May GOD be with your family at this time.

#73 from: Stu Long
Lebaon, Ohio
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 3:02 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing.  I can recall with fondness the times that Charlie and you would get together with Sharry and me in the early years of our marriages.  Those were fun times.  Sharry & I send our deepest sympathies.  May you find comfort and peace in God's resurrection promise.  

#74 from: Cheryl Cooley
Marysville, Ohio
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 4:11 PM

The Staley kids grew up with the Jacobs' kids at York Center.  So many good memories shared!  I send my prayers to all the family for God's merciful comfort and peace in this time of great sorrow.  

#75 from: Rick 3
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 7:35 AM

What a great  friend,  always full of  humor.  Enjoyed  having  the chicken  at the  hotel. Will miss  Charlie and his  smile  , keeping  all of  you in my and  Lynn's  prayers 🙏

#76 from: Clair Zimmerman
656 Hampton Woods Marion OH 43302
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 11:58 AM

I am really going to miss Chuck, we did so many things together. From breakfasts to auctions to motorcycle rides to the Mighty Mac Bridge Crossing, and good everyday conversation it’s been great. He will always be in my heart!

#77 from: Cheryl Daily
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 2:03 PM

So so sorry to hear this.  I have such great memories of him. A special man indeed who Always brought a smile to your face.   Prayers for comfort!

#78 from: Mike&Barb Brake
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 7:25 PM

To the Jacobs family.  What a shock that we lost Charlie.  Always enjoyed talking to him.  Many stories to tell.  Was going to come in on Monday but saw that visiting hours were cancelled.  Again, so sorry that Charlie is no longer with us.  Will miss him at the fair.

#79 from: Jim Hoffma
Urbana, Ohio
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 10:15 PM

I send my condolences and sympathy to all of Chuck’s family. What a great . Chuck will be missed  by his family and friends.

#80 from: Tom and Sharon Ackerman
Wilmington, Ohio
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 11:14 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

#81 from: Doug Bowling
Cardington, Ohio
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 11:44 AM

So sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. He will always be remembered for the quality of guy he was, and always will be.

May God's Peace that passes all understanding be with, and always comfort each one of you.

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