Perry C. Jacobs, 79, of Moline, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at UnityPoint, Rock Island. A private graveside service will take place at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, and a Celebration of Life will be held on January 21, 2023, at the Wunder Y in Moline. Further details to follow.
Perry Carl Jacobs was born in Chicago Heights Harvey Hospital on June 13, 1943, to Nelson and Ann Jacobs. They then moved to Moline in 1946. He attended Wells School, Coolidge Junior High, and then graduated in 1961 from Moline High School. He also attended Black Hawk College and Parsen College before joining the United States Air Force, where he was an Air Force National Guard Crew Chief. In 1978, he married Patricia Leuntjens in Las Vegas, NV.
His career included working at the Hihut Root Beer Stand, Trevor Hardware Store, and D & J Industrial Laundry. He then owned D & J Industrial Laundry from 1964 until he sold it in 1987. He owned the Moline Baseball Cage for twenty years from 1985 until 2005, and then, alongside his son, owned the Factory of Fear and Jacobs Wood and Forestry up until his passing.
Perry was a member of the Elks, Short Hills Country Club, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (life member), Moline Boosters Club, Moline Public School Foundation, the Jr. Flames Hockey Club for which he was a College Placement Director, and he was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; two sons, Jeffrey Wayne (LuAnn) Culver, Hampton, and Perry Carl Jacobs II, Moline; grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Culver and Lauren Jacobs; a brother, Ken (Chris) of Bowlinggreen, KY, along with their children Andy, Julie and Alex; a sister-in-law, Barbara Benson and her son Justin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moline Animal Aid, 239 50th Street, Moline, IL 61265.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and express condolences at wendtfuneralhome.com.