Juan “Jacob” Jacquez, 23, passed away and joined our Prince of Peace in Heaven on February 24, 2017. Jacob was a lifetime resident of Kaufman TX, and graduated from Kaufman High School in 2012. Jacob leaves his parents, Jesse and Stephanie Jacquez of Kaufman TX, and his sister Ashlee Rae Adame’ of El Paso TX; he is preceded in death by his grandfather Manuel Ramos (Macias) Acevedo, both his grandparents Juan Jose and Maria Antonia Jacquez, and little cousin Stephen Matthew Acevedo, all from Kaufman. He is also survived by his Grandparents Juan and Eloise Gonzalez and Elvira Acevedo from Kaufman, Uncles; Stephen Acevedo, Manuel T.J. Acevedo and wife Kathy of Kaufman, Matthew and Valerie Acevedo of Colorado Springs, Nicholas Acevedo and Aunt Sablee Acevedo of Kaufman, Uncle Juan Jacquez Jr. and wife Irma of Tyler, Aunts; Genoveva Pena and husband Jesus of Ft Worth, Teresa Jacquez of Grand Prairie, Maria Jacquez of Kaufman, and Gloria Perkins of Corsicana, Cousins; Rylie Acevedo, Peyton Yanez and husband Jesus, Eliza Acevedo, Casie Acevedo, Christian J. Russell Acevedo, Matthew and wife Cassandra Alvarado, Derek Avila, Juan Pena, Joe Hernandez, Christina Hernandez, Mike Hernandez, Juan J. Jacquez III, Lori Perez, Jessica Zargosa, Daniel Morales, Sathina Ramirez, Nune Ramirez, Mahkala Jacquez, Isabella Perkins, and many more family members and close friends.
In his youth, Jacob was active in all sports: football, baseball, basketball, and cross-country. In addition, he served as an alter server at St Ann’s Catholic Church for 5 years as a teenager. Later in high school, Jacob was a class officer all four years, and a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club. He excelled and lettered in both baseball and basketball, and most notably he was a UIL Texas State Champion as a member of the first-ever Kaufman High School Cross-County Championship team in 2012. Jacob graduated high school with honors in the top 20% of his class (#40 of 250), and received multiple scholarships. In the Fall of 2012, Jacob was accepted and started his freshman year in college at Texas State in San Marcos TX. Later that same year Jacob made a decision to return to Kaufman and started the next chapter of his life.
In his next chapter, Jacob discovered an immeasurable passion for metal fabrication, was a hard worker, and pursued becoming a master fabricator and welder. Jacob never met a stranger, and was always humble. He was a selfless individual, and placed others ahead of his own desires. Jacob’s faith and family were always on the forefront of his life. He was the commensurate family member and friend, who earned the respect and admiration of all those he encountered in his life. He led a remarkable life in his youth, always brought life to the party, and had a positive attitude and outlook on life. He loved his Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Mavericks; he just knew in his heart this was the year for his Cowboys to do it again!Jacob was a devoted son, loving brother, grandson and family member. He was a gentleman, who always had a grand respect for his elders. His personality and smile was one of a kind; he will be greatly missed. However, he will live in our minds, hearts, and souls forever!