RICHFORD – Lonnie D. Jacobs, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on July 9, 2013 at his home in Richford.

Lonnie was born in St. Albans on Dec. 3, 1964 the son of the late George Jacobs Jr. and Arlene (Peters) Gilmond.

He was a graduate of Richford High School class of 1983 and a lifelong resident of the area. Throughout his working career he spent time as a cook at the Redstone Villa, a laborer at Lussier’s Saw Mill and as a forklift operator at Rock-Tenn. Lonnie also served in the Vermont National Guard. His hobbies included tinkering on old vehicles —especially Chevrolet engines — four-wheeling, shooting his guns, going for rides in his Mustang, going to lawn sales and just hanging out with friends, especially Wally Peters and Tim Egan. Lonnie was always there to help out a friend and had a special love for German Shepherds.

Lonnie is survived by two sons Josh Jacobs and his wife, Jamie and their daughter, Lexi Mae, all of Richford, Matthew Jacobs and their mother, Becky Jacobs, both of Enosburg; a daughter, Lindsay Jacobs and her mother, Heather Flood, both of Richford; siblings Rick and his wife, Debbie of Richford, George and his wife, Jean of Richford, Kim Jacobs and her significant other, Buzzy Royea of Enosburgh and Bradley and his wife, Chrissy of Canandaigue, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Lonnie was predeceased by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with pastor Lyle Willey officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.

For those who wish, contributions in Lonnie’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Kennedy Dr., Suite L8, South Burlington, VT 05403.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to Lonnie’s family on-line through