Jacob Wingate Obituary, Death – The Honorable Jacob Lexington Wingate On December 22, 2012, Jacob Wingate, a native of Lexington who was 89 years old, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes when he was a patient at the Port Huron Hospital. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on December 24, 1922, and spent a significant portion of his life in the Blue Water area.
Ellen Taylor was his bride on the day he tied the knot in Lexington, Kentucky, on August 24, 1943. They had been married for 67 years when she passed away on July 12, 2010, three days before he did. During World War II, Jacob was a member of the 30th Infantry and served his country in Italy, Sicily, and North Africa. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans as well as the American Legion.
Nearly half of his working life was spent in the capacity of clerk for Grand Trunk Railroad. Jacob was an exceptionally bright man. He maintained his knowledge of current events and politics. Even though his hearing and vision were getting worse, he still found pleasure in walking between one and two miles every day about the Lexington area when the weather permitted it.
He shared with them his feelings of affection and gratitude toward his family and friends. All of his loved ones, including Barbara Draper, Patricia O’Brien, Mark (Mary) Wingate, his three daughters, his four grandchildren, Marshall, Greta (Bill), Jennifer (Ryan), and Jacob, and his six great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Zachary, Madison, Blake, Savannah, and McKenzie, will miss him terribly. His passing will also be deeply felt by his six great-grandchildren. One of his sons, Gerald Jacob Wingate, passed away before him.