Obituary of Leslie Irving Jaco, Sr
Leslie I. Jaco, Sr. Services for Leslie I. Jaco, Sr., 86, will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, May 18, 2002 at First United Methodist Methodist Church with Dr. Paul Clayton officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Cemetery. Mr. Jaco died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born in Booneville, Mississippi Mississippi on October 3, 1915. He was the son of J. J. Jaco and Mary McCullar Jaco. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1938. After graduation he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority and then joined H. K. Ferguson Company building the Milan Army Ammunition plant. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater during World War II. After the war he remained in the Tennessee National Guard retiring with the rank of Major after twenty-two twenty-two twenty-two years of service. He founded Jaco's Music store in Jackson in 1946 with his brother, brother, John. He ran this business successfully successfully until selling it in 1986. After retirement he assisted his son, Les, in the operation of Highland Highland Green Golf Club for many years. Mr. Jaco was active in civic and community affairs throughout his career. He was a former member of the Jackson Jaycees, Lions Club, Rotary International, and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. Commerce. He was instrumental in organizing the Beaver Club. A longtime member of First United Methodist Church he served the church in many capacities. He belonged to the Dick Nunn Sunday School Class. He was an avid golfer and member member of the Jackson Country Club. He served on the Board of Directors Directors and chaired the Greens Committee Committee for several years. Known affectionately as "Daddy Co" he took special interest in the development development of many junior golfers and unofficially served as a golf coach for University School of Jackson in his later years. Mr. Jaco is survived by his wife of sixty years, Martha McCrory Jaco and three children, Nancy Jaco Golden and her husband Dr. Emmel B. Golden, Jr., Leslie Jaco, Jr. and his wife Pam and Carolyn Jaco Epps and her husband, Dr. J. Michael Epps, and a special nephew, nephew, Dr. Roderick C. Webb, Jr. and his wife Diane. He also leaves a sister, Martha J. Bennett and a brother, John W. Jaco of Little Rock, AR. His grandchildren are Martha Golden Billions, Sarah Ellen Golden, Mary Jaco Golden, Emmel B. Golden, Benjamin M. Epps, Leslie Ann Epps, Mary Elizabeth Elizabeth Jaco, Margaret Ann Jaco, Jessica Lauren Webb, and Jonathan R. Webb. His beloved caregiver in his final days was Tina Conner. His grandchildren will serve as casketbearers. Honorary pallbearers pallbearers are Clifford Worsham, Dr. Lamb Myhr, Dr. Ben House, Hewitt Tomlin, Harlon Lett, Elbert Stegall, Bill Woodruff, Robert Marsden, Boyd Fleming, Barton Webb, Harold Williams, Devon Dooley, Dr. Oliver Graves, Lee Hurley, and B. J. Stanfield. The family requests that memorials memorials be sent to First United Methodist Methodist Church. George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel 731-427-5555 731-427-5555 731-427-5555 731-427-5555 731-427-5555 nignity"