July 6, 1914 ~ April 2, 2001

Born in: Iredell County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

The Reverend W. Ralph Jacks, 86, of 513 Cokesbury Lane, Givens Estates, Asheville, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Jacks was born in Iredell County and was a son of the late William Marshall and Ethel Andrews Jacks. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam Wilson Jacks who died May 17, 1997.

He was a graduate of High Point College and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. He was a former school teacher in Iredell and Forsyth counties and was also a former employee of the NC Employment Security Commission. After that he worked with the NC Division of the Christian Rural Overseas Program and was a member of the WNC Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served various churches in the conference and was Pastor Emeritus of Leicester United Methodist Church. He also served on the Burnsville Town Council.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Meadows Jacks; three daughters, Ann Perkins of Asheville, Rosalynde Robertson of Virgilina, VA, and Deborah Allen of Austell, GA; three grandchildren, Julia Allen, Laura Robertson, and Jason Allen.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Thursday on the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Oscar Dowdle and Richard Patzfahl and the Rev. Dr. Neil Haynes officiating.

Graveside rites will be at 3:00 pm Thursday at Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Statesville.

His family will receive friends from 10 - 11 am Thursday at the funeral home and request that memorials be made to Soaring Eagle Indian College, PO Drawer 879, Billings, MT 59105, or to Leicester United Methodist Church, PO Box 64, Leicester, NC 28748.

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  1. Rosalynde,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Let the good memories and the knowledge of your father being with our ‘Father’ comfort you. Love,
    The Zimmermans of Gibsonville

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  2. Reverand Jacks married us June 5th 1954.In Mayodan Methodist Church
    Out sympathy to the Family
    MAY GOD BLESS
    C.G. and Katherine

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  3. Just wanted you to know that we’re thinking of you. I didn’t realize that your dad was born in Iredell County. We’ve lived here for almost 12 years. Don’t get back to Burnsville very much. My mother has Alzheimer’s and is on the ‘special care’ unit at the retirement village in Tryon, NC where she and my step-father have lived for 4 years. My prayers are with you.

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  4. Our prayers are with the Jacks family at this time. We loved, appreciated and respected your family while here in Burnsville. Rev. Jacks meant much to us as we worked together.
    Friends at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

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  5. Member of the Mayodan United Methodist church when Rev Jacks was the paster there.He also performed the marriage of my sister and her husband Patricia & R D Busick in 1955

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  6. We are thinking about you and you’re in our prayers. Find comfort in these words: ‘And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: Behold, I make all things new.

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  7. Eileen, you and your family will be in my prayers. I am so happy that you have been a part of Ralph’s life and that I had the oppurtunity to be with the two of you. I will be with you at the graveside services.

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  8. ELIEEN, JUST WANTED YOU TO
    KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS
    AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD GIVE YOU
    A DAY FILLED WITH COMFORT AND
    SPECIAL BLESSINGS.

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  9. EILEEN, JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD GIVE YOU
    A DAY FILLED WITH COMFORT AND
    SPECIAL BLESSINGS.

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  10. Dear family members,

    I would like you to know that I am thinking of you and am so sorry to learn of the passing of Rev. Jacks. I am the great-grandson of LaNella Christian Zachary of Iredell County, NC. Though I did not have the pleasure of knowing Rev. Jacks, I am sure he was a fine and an upstanding individual. I send my love and deep condolences to all his family members. May God bless and keep you all.

    With love,
    Jay Williams
    Charlottesville, VA

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  11. Rosalynde and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    We each send our deepest sympathy.
    Love,
    The Pate family

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  12. My condolences go out to all of you. He was a really fine Dad, man & pastor. I’m sure Rosalynde & Anne will miss him. May you all find peace in his passing. In Christ,suzanne

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  13. To Rosalynde and family, So sorry to hear the news about your dad. We are thinking about you all and are keeping you in our prayers. Love, Joe and Lynnette

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  14. To: Eileen, Rosalynde, and all other family members
    We count it a sincere blessing to have gotten to know you during the last year. My parents, sisters, and friends, will never forget the Tabor Reunion you coordinated. I have never seen my mom more excited about an event in recent years. May each of you feel of our Heavenly Father’s love at this time of temporary
    parting. It is a source of great joy and pride for me to be able to say that I am related to this man who surely followed in the Savior’s footsteps. I too will miss Rev. Jacks. While he is not now with us in body, he will continue to be in my prayers as well as yourselves.

    In His Love,
    TnT

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  15. Daughter of Florine and Robert Jernigan, granddaughter of Betty Lou Jacks Holmes. I have wonderful memories of Ralph and Uncle Willie. My sincere sympathies.

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