Frank Allen Jacobs

by | Aug 31, 2012 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—On August 12, 2012, Frank Allen Jacobs died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and pets.

He is survived by the love of his life for over 51 years, his wife, Joanne L. Jacobs. He is further survived by his children, Lynn J. Daniel (husband Phil), Frank A. Jacobs, Jr., and Christopher I. Jacobs (wife Kari); three wonderful grandchildren, Victoria D. Ballinger (husband Trevor), Leo Daniel, and Kiersten Jacobs; and his loving pets, Rosie and Louie. He was predeceased by his parents, Isaac W. Jacobs and Marion Jacobs, and sister, Edna J. Wolfe.

Frank was born in Norfolk and was a multi-generational resident of the area. After attending Norfolk Academy, he went on to graduate from Randolph Macon College and studied law at Washington and Lee. He proudly served in the Marine Corps after completing Officer Candidate School. He went on to become an innovator in the concert sound and production business for over two decades. He provided sound and other production needs for such notable acts ranging from the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and Fifth Dimension to Frank Sinatra. During this time, he created several businesses such as F. Jacobs Bros., Jacobs Music, Music & Sound, Electro Sound Inc., and Sound Exchange. In his later years, he was involved in auto financing prior to his retirement.

Some of Frank’s fondest memories were of raising racehorses with his father and being an avid outdoorsman. He was a great historian of the area and enjoyed telling stories of duck and goose hunting throughout Princess Anne County and fishing offshore. However, he would say his greatest achievement was his family. He was proud of his marriage of over 51 years and the success of his children and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Ohef Sholom Temple. A graveside service followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Jewish Family Service of Tidewater. Online condolences at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.