Jacob Dale Headrick, 38, Jacksonville, NC, gained his angel wings and joined our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ on September 3, 2021.
Jacob was born on May 10, 1983. He was a PROUD, retired U.S. Army Veteran, serving tours to Korea, 2 in Iraq and 2 in Africa. He served in the Army as a Combat Engineer, Paratrooper (67 jumps) and received his Sapper Badge. Jake received The Army Achievement Medal HHC 44th Engineer Battalion (COMBAT) as the Battalion Commander Driver in Korea '02-'04, The Army Commendation Medal for his achievements in Iraq in 2005, The Army Commendation Medal for Squad Leader in Iraq in '06-'08, The Army Meritorious Service Medal for 10th Special Forces Group - AIRBORNE, The Army Achievement Medal for 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion and The Army Commendation Medal w/ Valorous Achievement for 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Last serving as a Realtor for Onslow County.
When Jacob wasn't spending time with Lisa and the kids, he could always be found on the water ripping lips! Jake always enjoyed reminiscing about the Army and sharing ALL of the stories (good and bad). He led a high school boys LifeGroup through Catalyst Church and mentored several of the boys. He enjoyed helping just about anyone and touched everyone's heart who he came in contact with. Never afraid to lend a helping hand and had a heart of pure gold. Jake always said his biggest achievement in life was being a dad.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Lisa; children Emily, Gavin, Greenlee and Garrett; parents Dale & Jan Headrick; siblings Heather Parson & family, Thomas Headrick & family, Haley Johnson & family; father-in-law Don Anderson; brother-in-law Donnie Anderson, Jr. & family; best friends Eric Perez & family and Cory Frankum & family.
Services honoring the life of Jacob will be held Monday, October 25, 2021 at noon at Catalyst Church in Jacksonville, NC (doors will open at 11:30am). A procession will proceed to Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, led by the Patriot Guard, for a full military honors ceremony with Pastor Jason Brinker officiating. Jake will be missed by all (well except maybe the fish, lol). Fly high Sapper.