December 7, 1947 - April 17, 2022
Joel Ernest ("Joe") Jacobsen, 74, passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 7, 1947, to Carl Ernest and Annie Ruth Jacobsen, the family moved to Tallahassee, Florida when he was nine years old. He attended the Church of Christ with his family and graduated from Leon High School in 1966. Starting at a young age, he was an avid freshwater fisherman, occasional hunter, and always loved being outdoors. He spent countless hours bass fishing on Lake Jackson and compiled an impressive photographic collection of catches, as well as mounts of his four largest bass and one near-record speckled perch. He enjoyed sharing his bounty by having fish-frys with family and friends. Upon his return from service in the Navy during the Vietnam War, Joe began a long career in the construction industry. He attained his Master Electrician License and served the State of Florida for over 20 years, ultimately being responsible for the electrical maintenance of 52 state buildings and the supervision of up to 44 men. He also received several awards for his productivity and cost-reduction measures. Above all, Joe was a devoted father and husband, loving son, brother and uncle. He was very proud of his two daughters and son. He could always be counted on for support and wisdom in difficult times and plenty of smiles and laughter. Hardworking and kind, he will be missed by many. Joe is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joni; his daughters, Dawn Rains (Tony) and Charity Newton (Gregg); his son, Joel Jacobsen II; his brothers, David (Iris), Jim (Doris), and Steve (Jody); his sisters, Linda Jacobsen, Carol Turney (Ron), Susan Butterworth (Chris) and Lisa Sherlock (Ray); in addition to three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online condolences may be expressed at www.abbeyfh.com. A family visitation will be held on June 4th from 3:00-5:00 P.M. at Abbey Funeral Home.
Joel Ernest ("Joe") Jacobsen, 74, passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 7, 1947, to Carl Ernest and Annie Ruth Jacobsen, the family moved to Tallahassee, Florida when... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Joel Ernest ("Joe") Jacobsen, 74, passed away at Tallahassee...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Jacobsen family.Send Flowers