John Jacob Feigle Sr.

John Feigle Sr.

John Jacob “Jake” Feigle Sr. passed away Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at his home in La Marque, Texas at 83 years old.  Jake was born July 2nd, 1934 in Galveston, TX to Sophie and Walter Feigle Sr.

Jake was preceded in death by his wife Lorna Sexton Feigle, mother Sophie Theiler Lang, father Walter Feigle Sr., step-father Holbert Lang, brother Walter Feigle Jr. and wife Bonnie, brother Gene Feigle and wife Pansy.

Jake is survived by his son John “Butch” Feigle Jr., daughter Karen Schroeder and husband Criss, sister Linda Myers and husband Artie, and brother George Feigle and wife Marilyn.  He also leaves behind his loving grandchildren: Morgan, Paul and Tara Feigle; as well as James, Cameron, Brock and Chase Schroeder.  Jake is also survived by numerous loving neices and nephews

Jake grew up in Galveston where he married the love of his life, Lorna, and raised their family. They were 17 and 15 years old when they were married. He was blessed to have Lorna for thirty-four years before the Lord called her home. He was a reservist in the U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard before serving his country in the U.S Army, where he was stationed in Turkey until being honorably discharged in 1961. Upon completion of his military service, Jake returned to Galveston and went to work at Del Papa Distributing for several years before opening Jake’s Mobile Gas Station on 61st and S Road in Galveston, where he was well-known in the community. He employed family, relatives, and many teens looking for an after school or weekend job. Jake was always a very charitable man with a kind heart. He was friendly with many local police officers and gave them keys to the gas pumps so they could fill their vehicles during closed hours or during emergencies and hurricanes. He sold the station in 1989. Not quite ready to retire, he went to work for Ken Peacock at his Mobil Station. Jake and his wife loved to square dance and were members of the Galveston Islamanders Square Dance Club for many years. After dancing the night away, they would gather with their close friends at the A-frame Party House on Beluche for more festivities until the early morning hours.

Jake attended Central Christian Church in Galveston for many years where he served as treasurer, deacon, and would sometimes preach. When he relocated to La Marque he became a member of the First Christian Church in La Marque.

Pall Bearers will be his grandsons and nephew Artie Myers Jr.  Honorary Pall Bearers will be Artie Myers Sr., George Feigle Sr., Ricky Feigle, and Chris Colombo, a close and dear friend of Jake’s.

Friends and family will be received at a visitation on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 beginning at 1:00pm at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. Services will be officiated by Pastor Rex Teter. Graveside rites and interment will follow at Grace Memorial Cemetery in Santa Fe.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Christian Church of La Marque or the charity of your choice.

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