Jacob Reid Mantooth, 14, went to his heavenly home on Monday, November 5, 2018. He was a beloved son, grandson, brother and nephew. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
Baby Jacob, Jake Jake, Bubba or Jakey- just some of the names he was so affectionately called by the many people that loved him is now free from his bodily restraints. Jacob’s cherubic face and contagious smile could light up any room and you could get lost in the love in his bright blue eyes. He exuded love of the purest form. It was impossible to be around Jacob and not feel the effects of his charismatic personality.
He could tell you things without ever having to speak a word. He was so many peoples’ best friend and knew so many secrets without ever having a conversation. The peace you felt while holding Jacob was nothing short of extraordinary. Jacob’s personality shined. He was mischievous and funny. He was a typical brother and laughed when his siblings got in trouble, but you could tell he loved them with his whole gigantic heart.
He loved babies and children. He loved being outside and rolling around on the bumpiest route possible emulating the path he took with everything. He kept us all on our toes, but it was worth every second. He will be missed more than words can possibly explain. Jacob has left an impact on all that knew him and his life continues to make the world a better place.
To know him was to love him.
He is preceded in death by his great grandfather, Roy Mantooth and longtime nurse Brenda Moore “Nena.”
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Jeramie Mantooth and Kristie Goodwin; siblings, Noah Cole and Hadley Mantooth; grandparents, Richard “Cutter” and Shonie Mantooth; Chris and Nancy Goodwin; great grandparents, Sonny (Stella) Tilley, Eula (David) Kile, and Naomi Mantooth; aunts and uncles, Keith (Beverly) Duckett, Eric Goodwin, and Jill (Tim) Cook; cousin’s, Molly Duckett, Tyler Goodwin, Bradley Goodwin, Gracie Goodwin, JP Cook, Ian Cook and Dani Cook; special extended family, Kim, Shailey, and Ely Hightower as well as many special nurses including Joe Ann “JoJo”, Angie, Nova, Sue, and Alicia and many more friends and family.
The family will receive friends Monday, November 12, 2018 from 4-8pm at Gracepoint Church in Cleveland, TN. The family will also receive friends Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 12-2pm immediately following the viewing they will hold the celebration of life service at 2pm.