Johnny Alvin Jacobs

Johnny Alvin Jacobs

February, 7, 2021, 90, Goldsboro –

Johnny Alvin Jacobs, 90, passed away on Sunday, February, 7, 2021. Born in Bessemer, Alabama on June 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Anthony and Ardell Jacobs.

As a veteran, Johnny served his country in the United States Air Force for 26 years. His valor and skill was recognized with numerous decorations including the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Silver Marksmanship Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star. Following his military career, Johnny worked as the Safety Officer with the City of Goldsboro for 20 years.

Johnny was involved in the Cape Fear Living History Society and served as a board member of the Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield Association. He always enjoyed the opportunity to participate in battlefield re-enacting.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro with full military honors. The Reverend John Brantley, Vicar of Holyrood Anglican Church, will officiate. The family will leave for the cemetery on Friday at 1:30 p.m. if anyone attending would like to join the procession to the cemetery. Attendees are asked to practice social distancing and wear masks.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Brenda M. Jacobs; his daughter, Sharon Jacobs-Bull and her husband, Lynn Edward Bull; son, Paul John Jacobs; grandchildren, River and Rush Jacobs, and Chantal Carter; great-grandchildren, Cash and Chelsea Carter; and sister, Anita Jacobs Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in his memory to the Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield Association ( – 919-736-4423).

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