Patricia Kappes Jacob


Mrs. Patricia Kappes Jacob passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at her home in Uvalde, Texas, surrounded by her immediate family. She was known as “Patty” by her friends and “Gran” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Patty was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Accomack County, to Karl and Mildred Kappes. She grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where she attended school in Onancock. In 1955, Patty married William Custis “Bill” Jacob Jr. Soon thereafter, she moved to Uvalde as a young bride, with Bill, who was in the produce business. For many years, Patty assisted Bill in the produce business in the Uvalde area in the winter months, and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the summer months.

Patty and Bill had three children, William Custis Jacob III, Karla Jacob Davis, and Tricia Jacob, all of whom attended school and graduated high school in Uvalde. She was very close to her children, especially after Bill passed in 1985. Then with grandchildren, and later, with great-grandchildren, Patty’s main focus was always family. A phenomenal cook, everyone enjoyed Gran’s meals. Patty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Uvalde.

Her survivors include her brother, Jerry Kappes, and his wife, Jackie Kappes, of Bethany Beach, Del.; her son, William Custis Jacob III, and his fiancé, Mandy Pruitt, of Uvalde; her daughter, Karla Kappes Davis, and her husband, John Allen Davis Jr., and their children, John Jacob Davis and his wife, Elizabeth Davis, Kyle Allen Davis and his wife, Chelsea Davis, and Kali Ann Davis; as well as great-grandchildren, Case, Emma, Bradford, Campbell, Annie and Mary Kyle, all of Midland, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Mildred Kappes; her husband, William Custis Jacob Jr.; and her youngest daughter, Tricia Jacob.

Patty will be missed by family and friends. However, she has fought the fight and finished the race. Because of her deep faith and assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ, we know she is in a better place.

Private interment was held at the Edge Hill Cemetery in Accomac. The family plans to hold a memorial service on the Eastern Shore once it is safe to gather.

Contributions in Patty’s memory may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20037 ( or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at

Arrangements are by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
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