Wilbert Lee Jacoby

Wilbert Lee Jacoby (90) of Texas City passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 in Texas City. He was born on February 3, 1932 in Huntsville, Missouri to William and Maggie Jacoby.

Wilbert was a resident of Texas City for 67 years. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War as a telecommunications specialist. Wilbert faithfully served the Lord as a member of Northside Baptist Church for 48 years. He retired from Amoco Oil as a Machinist, and after retirement, he skillfully serviced lawn mowers for his community out of his garage for many years. Above all, his family gave him the most joy.

A special thanks to the personnel of Bayou Pines Care Center for their loving care of Wilbert in these past few years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Joella Huntsman, Jennie Sue Sparks, and Sybil Bailey and brothers William Jacoby and Jimmy Jacoby. Wilbert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bertie Jacoby, daughter Sharon Redd (Mark), son Ronnie Jacoby, sisters; Florence Bross, Ruth Haag, and Dorothy Laughlin, five grandchildren; Haeli Meeks (Jordan), Zachary Dillon Jacoby (Jessica), Whitni Crouch (William), Joseph Redd and Nathan Redd, (13) great-grandchildren; Ryan Jacoby, Caleb Brandon, Brookelynn Crouch, Wyatt Brandon, Lane Brandon, Hunter Jacoby, Brian Crouch, Jayce Cates, Garrett Jacoby, Ciara Duran, Jaime Meeks, Adriana Meeks and Sadie Meeks, family friends; Robbie Heneger and Jameson Parker, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 9:00am-11:00am at Northside Baptist Church 2801 N Logan St Texas City, TX with the funeral service at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park cemetery in Hitchcock with Pastor Clay Bowers and Dr Mark Redd officiating.


  1. It was a pleasure to know Mr. Jacoby along with Bertie and Sharon during my time at Bayou Pines. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a special soul and he will be missed. My sincere condolences.

    Shelly Crow
  2. I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Jacoby! He was one of the sweetest residents I had the privilege of taking care of while I was at Bayou Pines! He will be missed! My deepest condolences!

    Danelle Massey
  3. Mr. Jacoby was the sweetest and kindest man. It was an honor to be his nurse these past few years. I will miss our daily talk’s at the nurse’s station. He truly was a gift to all of us at Bayou Pine’s and will be greatly missed. That smile lit up a room! Bertie and Sharon, it was a privilege to get to know you both. Mr. Jacoby was a very lucky man and so loved! My condolences also go out to the rest of the family. RIP my friend.

    Brandy Powell
  4. Grand Papa Wilbert Lee Jacoby! We did not know you until when we met auntie Sharon (Redd), and Dr. Mark Redd the founder of Dr. Mark Redd Ministries-International (DMRMI). While in Uganda. Auntie Sharon and Dr. Mark spoke profoundly of you. We thank God that He granted you the Grace ad favor to see your Grand Children and more so, your Great Grand Children. We truly and deeply pass on heartily condolences on our own behalf, and on behalf of Uganda and God loving families especially in Kabubbu, Thank you for changing lives of vulnerable people in Uganda including blind children, deaf children, elderly struggling women and men without having ever visited Uganda but through Auntie Sharon and Dr. Mark!! Someone said ” when you raise great children, they go to places and do great things you may have never done. Grand papa, that’s what your daughter auntie Sharon Jacoby (Redd) has done for people in Uganda. She helps others because you taught her to love, share, encourage and inspire others because she saw her dad and mum who do it. Auntie Sharon always tells us that you are her hero. You have lived a life of service not only to the American people but to many others in Uganda who have harvested from the seeds you have sowed in Auntie Sharon Jacoby (Redd) and Dr Mark Redd Ministries International. We Honor You Sir. We Celebrate You truly. Though we never met you personally, we have been impacted by you greatly. Thank you for changing lives here without ever being here!! Rest in Power Grand Papa!!!

    Felix Walyawula & Sarah Kwebiha
  5. My prayers are with all of my family today. He was one of the good ones!

    Much love, Linda

    Linda Allgood

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