Jacob Steven Davis, 43, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after a brief illness.
A celebration-of-life service was held Sunday, Nov. 3, at Central Church, Highway 30 East, Carroll.
Born Aug. 31, 1976, in Carroll, he was a son of Sue Riley. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1995 and received a bachelor of arts degree in human services and psychology from Buena Vista University Storm Lake in 2018.
Jake was a devoted father, fiance, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. His favorite thing in life was family. Jake enjoyed entertaining friends and family by having cookouts and hosting big gatherings. Everyone knows that Jake was always “the life of the party.” He loved being in the kitchen creating his next concoction with his fiancee, Emily. He was “quite the character,” as everyone would say. Jake had a heart of gold and would do anything he could to help anyone. He would make light of any situation and bring a smile to your face along with making you laugh when you needed it the most. He’ll always be remembered for being that special type of person that everyone who met him would treasure and hold dear. This everlasting imprint would either come from something he said or did to make you laugh, or the perfectly said words of wisdom or encouragement.
Jacob is survived by his fiancee, Emily Witt, of Carroll; sons, Andrew Dieter, Riley Davis of Des Moines and Phoenix Davis of Carroll; daughters, Caroline Dieter, Emma Dieter and Maddox Davis of Carroll; mother, Sue Riley and her husband, Gary, of Carroll; brothers, Jamie Davis and his wife, Maribeth, of Washington, D.C., and Dusty Davis of Carroll; sister, Tammy Daniel and her husband, Joel, of Des Moines; grandmother JoAnn Green of Albert Lea, Minnesota; nephews Tyson Jackson of Carroll and Trevor Williams of Carroll; and niece Jaycie Williams of Des Moines.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Davis; grandfather Harry Green; and uncles Steven Green, Charles Green and Bryce Green.