Eddie Jacobs, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away on October 28, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Oklahoma City following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Checotah Funeral Service in Checotah, OK. Visitation prior to the funeral will be on Tuesday November 3rd from 9 a.m, to 4 p,m, Burial will be in the Pierce Cemetery following the funeral. Pierce Cemetery is located at the I-40 Exit 255 (Pierce exit).
Eddie was born on September 20, 1944 at W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah, Oklahoma to his parents, Johnny and Edith Walker Jacobs. Eddie attended Pierce, Oklahoma Elementary and High School where he graduated as valedictorian of his class. He attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he majored in Business Administration.
Eddie devoted much of his life to Native American Indian and Five Civilized Tribes’ legal issues. He served as Oklahoma Indian Mineral Owners Association Chairman, Oklahoma Indian Land Mineral Associated Nations, Board Member of Muscogee Creek Nation Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Vice-Chairman of the Creek Nation Task Force on Natural Resources, Muscogee Creek Nation, Mineral Management Service Member, and served as a member of the Royalty Management Advisory Committee (RMAC), appointed by various Secretaries of the United States Department of the Interior from 1988 through 2006. Eddie’s life work was inspired by his great grandfather, Chitto Harjo also known as Crazy Snake.
Eddie was also a veteran, serving in the United States Army from 1965-1967. He was a Payroll Finance Clerk and E-4 Specialist. Eddie was employed by and retired from Jasco Products Company on October 31, 2019.
Surviving Eddie are his wife Marcianna Littleman Jacobs, their son Damien Jacobs , Four grandchildren, Cecilia Jacobs , Damien Jacobs, Jr. , Ra’el Jacobs , Gianna Jacobs of Oklahoma City, and one great grandson Kye McIntosh. He is also survived by stepson Anthony Walking Bear, stepdaughters: Vanesa Smith, Michele Snow, Shauna Barnett, Gladys Sweezy, and Denise Meshaya, all of Oklahoma City, and numerous grandsons and granddaughters.
Surviving also are two sisters: Betty Prince of Sequim, Washington and Faith Pemberton Castles of Walnut Creek, California, one niece, Susan Hope Combs, Oklahoma City; nephews Dennis Prater, Oklahoma City, Vincent Prince Sequim, Washington, Gregory Prince, Seattle Washington, James Pemberton, Jr. of South Fork, Colorado, and Brad Pemberton of Brentwood, California. He also leaves behind special cousins and their families. Preceding him in death were his parents and sister Eula Jane Prater.
He spent numerous hours with and enjoyed all his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. They enjoyed fishing and picnicking together at his home place in the Pierce Community where he will be laid to rest near his beloved mother, father, sister, aunt, and uncles.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
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