James Paul Jacobs III, 54, of Buda, died in the early hours of February 5, 2013 lifted by the love of his three beautiful daughters. A friend recently wrote in condolence, “Jay always had a smile on his face, was kind to all, and was a great human being.” Jay was born on October 30, 1958 to James Paul Jacobs Jr. and Betty Jane Eisenberg in Galveston, Texas. Jay was raised in the Episcopal Church and attended Trinity Episcopal Elementary School from which he has enduring friendships to this day. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1977 where he was a leader on the tennis team and “all around good guy.” Jay graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas in 1982 and achieved his C.P.A. as the foundation of a career in Accounting and Business Administration. He spent most of his career with The Texas Medical Foundation and briefly served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Texas Exes.
Jay was preceded in death by his father, James Jr., his mother, Betty Jane, and his stepfather, Jack Clint Eisenberg. He will watch over three dedicated daughters, their families, and their mother, Deborah Jacobs: Jayme Jacobs and Bryan Palmer with his grandchildren Carah and Kaylah, Jacqueline Jacobs and Kacey Strickland and his grandson, Logan, and Alexandra Jacobs. Jay will also be deeply missed and remembered by his loving partner, Elizabeth Weisse, his sister, Lee Mann and her family, his brother Tom Eisenberg and his family, and his step-mother, Sharon Eisenberg.
Ask anyone and they will tell you that Jay “loved to hunt”. He found enjoyment in fishing, music, chess, and history. Jay enjoyed his friendships most of all and will be missed by many caring friends from Galveston, Austin, and Buda. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of Seton Hospital in Kyle. Your professionalism and care is appreciated and an example to all.
A memorial service was held Friday, February 8, 2013 at Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin. Obituary and memorial guest book available online at wc.fish.com