JACOBS, Wayne R.
July 14, 1949 - December 07, 2016
Wayne R. Jacobs passed away in Austin on December 7, 2016 after a lengthy illness and hospitalization.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Edward Jacobs and Mary Joyce Baker Jacobs. He was also preceded by his loving wife of thirty years, Susan Taylor Jacobs, who was introduced to Wayne by his childhood friend Rebecca Cooper Davidson who was Susan's roommate at Trinity University at the time.
He is survived by his brother Dale B. Jacobs of San Antonio and Dale's children, Robert E. Jacobs (Amy) of North Ogden UT, Allison Darby McGurk (Robert) Edinburg, TX., and Alexander Jacobs of San Antonio. His family includes Dale's grandchildren Kyle and Lauren (Ogden, UT) and Darby, Jacob and Baker (Edinburg, Tx.)He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Linda Taylor of Austin, who have been close and very kind to Wayne, especially while he was dealing with serious medical issues over the past several years.
Wayne was born July 14, 1949 in San Antonio, graduating from Highlands High School in 1967. He attended Del Mar College on a music scholarship which is something he and Susan had in common. In the work force Wayne spent most of his career in the food service industry starting out with Luby's and over the years opening many restaurants and designing kitchens and menus. He was an Certified Executive Chef and served on the State and National Board at various times. Wayne lived in Austin for about forty years and he and Susan were active in Covenant United Methodist Church. Wayne worked with the youth for many years and in addition to helping with fundraisers he "adopted" many young people who needed an adult to take them to school activities or sit in the stands and cheer for them as they played sports or played in the band. Wayne had a positive impact on many young people working thru the church.