Ft. Walton Beach, FL - Mr. Avery “Jake” Jacobs, 85, of Ft. Walton Beach departed and joined his heavenly home on Friday, May, 29, 2020 at his home in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Avery was born on July 8, 1935 in Fairmont, NC. He retired from the United States Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.
Avery was a retired Chief Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force with numerous military honors, licensed through the International Criminal Police Organization, and owner of Jacobs Detective Agency based in Ft. Walton Beach for nearly 40 years.
Avery was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. L.B. and Lena Jacobs; two sisters, Clarice Jacobs Hunt and Marie Jacobs; one brother, Calvin “Jack” Jacobs; a nephew, Charles Bennie Hunt and two nieces, Amelia Hunt and Jacqueline Hunt.
Avery leaves to cherish his memory his beloved daughter, Andrea Britt, of Asheville, NC, one granddaughter, Anna Britt, of Asheville, NC, and two grandsons Michael and Matthew Crumpler of Mt. Olive, NC; nieces and nephews of his sister, Clarice, that he helped to raise Sarah Lynn Hunt of Little River, SC, Lynn Dwight Hunt of Fairmont, NC, Jo Ann Hunt, Karl Anthony Hunt and Sharon Hunt all of Lumberton, NC, and Karon Joseph of Zebulon, NC, in addition to Kent Jacobs, Hope Mills, NC, Kimberly Baber of Garner, NC, Jackie Jacobs of Seattle, Wa., Kelvin Jacobs of Fayetteville, NC, Keith Jacobs of New York, a sister in law, Martha Jacobs of Hope Mills, NC, a great niece Elena Locklear of Maxton, NC, and numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Avery was a man of courage, honor, and family first. He had a love for people, built many friendships throughout the years, was known for his stories, and was able to follow through with his passion for training, showing, and judging Tennessee Walking Horses.
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