Woody Jacoby, 69, passed away on May 1, 2013, with his family by his side in Springfield, Mo. Woody was born on July 5, 1943 in Muskogee, Okla., to the late Lt. Calvin and Jeanne Jacoby of El Dorado. He was the stepson of the late Calvin Miller and the grandson of the late Kenneth and Vi Jacoby of El Dorado. Woody and his wife, Kay of Forsyth, Mo., were married for 41 years. He has one sister, Kandy (Wayne) Miller of El Dorado. He has four children, Sherry Jacoby of Branson, Mo.; Sheila (Todd) Norris of Wheaton, Mo.; Gina Jacoby of Augusta; and Chris (Terri) Jacoby of Andover. Woody has seven grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Jacqueline (Kaleb) Settle, Kyle Norris, Olivia Jacoby, Jack Jacoby, Grant Jacoby and Mariah Ameen, and one great-grandchild, Jackson Settle. Woody loved being with his grandchildren; he was so excited to attend their wrestling meets, plays or just spending time talking, singing or playing games with them. Woody was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kimberling City, Mo., where he sang in the choir. Woody was a wonderful singer. He loved music and he loved the Lord Jesus Christ his Savior with all of his heart. Woody was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Emporia State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Business and minoring in Biology. He began his career as pharmaceutical salesmen for Eaton Laboratories for 10 years, and then worked for Bristol Myers for 20 years. In his spare time, Woody enjoyed fishing, camping, boating and researching medical information on the web. Woody loved caring for his pet dog, Gigi, and cat, Miss Kitty. He was a very kind-hearted, warm and friendly person. He loved the Lord and his family and he will be greatly missed. Memorials may be sent to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1111, Forsyth, MO 65653.
Funeral service was at the Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel in Forsyth, MO., on Saturday, May 4, followed by burial at Dann Cemetery, Brown Branch, Mo.