Erik Cody Jacobs, 48, of Independence, Oregon, was taken from this world on Feb. 7, 2019.
He was born to Larry (Jake) and Carol Jacobs in San Diego, California, at the U.S. Naval Hospital.
Erik was a Navy brat for a number of years, following his dad’s Naval career from San Diego to Midway Island to Monterey, California, and finally to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Jacobs ended up on the north coast of Oregon.
Erik attended and graduated from Seaside High School in 1988. He was an avid baseball and football player for the Seaside Gulls. Following high school, he attended Linfield College, where he played baseball for one year, then transferred to Eastern Oregon State College, playing baseball while pursuing a degree in Rangeland Management.
Erik thoroughly enjoyed all things outdoors: camping, fishing, hunting, the mountains and the seashore. Being out in nature was a spiritually uplifting experience for him.
One of Erik’s pleasures was having a great cigar and a shot of Elijah Craig Bourbon Whiskey (neat) with his friends.
Erik is survived by his parents Larry and Carol; his spouse Jacque and daughters Phoebe and Olivia and stepdaughter Savannah; his brother Kraig and sister-in-law Andrea; and two nephews Erik and Zack. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins in Powell.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Covenant Church, located at 5020 Liberty Road S., Salem, Oregon.
A reception will follow from 5-8 p.m. at the Grand Hotel, 201 Liberty Street SE, Salem.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 2861 Clairmont Court, Medford, Oregon 97504-5802.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the many kindnesses and prayers offered and for your attendance at the service.