Thursday, September 21, 2017

The invitation read: 

"He has been a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather; academic scholar; record-breaking athlete; vigilant high-school administrator; inspiring weightlifting coach and father-figure to countless young people; dedicated and engaging college professor; diligent colleague; trust-worthy manager; visionary designer & builder; knowledgeable business mentor; brother-in-Christ, compassionate confidant and humorous, faithful friend. He has answered each of our calls of "Willie...", "Jake...", "Brother...", "Uncle...", "Mr. Jacobs...", "Daddy...", "G-Daddy...", and "Honey..." with the ready reply of, "What can I do?"...