Jacocks, John T.

Mr. John T. Jacocks, for many years a well-known and popular Covington druggist, was found dead in the bath room at his home in Dyersburg, at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning. The Dyersburg Gazette states that death is supposed to have resulted from an attack of acute indigestion. He was downtown as usual Monday and at the store till late that night. While he had not been in good health for several years, he was not unusually ill during the day, and was in the best of spirits. He had been bordering on a nervous breakdown for months from overwork. When he sold his business to J. E. Harrell several months ago, it was his intention to take a much needed rest, and he was so advised by his physicians. Mr. Jacocks purchased the drug store of Dr. Wood, in Dyersburg, eight years ago, and by hard work and close attention built up a splendid business. He was in for every civic enterprise, and a man of wonderful business acumen. He was born in Haywood county 53 years ago, and was member and officer of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Jacocks is survived by his wife, who was Miss Ocie Long, of this county, son Henry, and daughter, Ruth. The deceased was for a number of years engaged in the drug business in this city, during which time he made many friends, who will learn of his passing away with the deepest regrets. The remains were shipped to Covington Wednesday morning, and from here were taken to Mt. Carmel where the funeral services were held, the interment taking place in the cemetery there. The services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Powell, of Dyersburg, assisted by Rev. J. G. Johnson, of Mt. Carmel. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, July 25, 1918)

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