Jacob Nolan Benbow of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, February 28th at the age of 20. Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Sam Grisham; maternal great grandparents, Iris Brasher and Glen Brasher; paternal grandmother, Elsa Linda Benbow; paternal great grandparents, David and Ruth Benbow; great-aunt, Madge Inez Benbow. Survived by his parents, Candace L. Watkins and John D. Benbow; maternal grandmother, Mary Grisham; sister, Macy Belle Watkins; love of his life and future wife, Allie Davis; paternal grandfather, John F. Benbow; aunt, Michelle Benbow Mobbs (Evert); aunt, Sheri Beres (Jason); uncle, Bruce Benbow (Debbie); cousins, Bo Allen (Kelsey), Brandon and Nathan Benbow, Sienna Beres; second cousins, Lennon and Lawson Allen. Jacob is also survived by his dogs, Scarlett and Ellie Mae, along with many extended family and friends.
Jacob was born on June 15, 1999 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He graduated from Station Camp High School in 2017. From an early age, Jacob was mechanically inclined and could fix anything. He loved diesel trucks, cars, motorcycles, four wheelers, tractors and anything that has an engine. Jacob was a sportsman who enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing.
Jacob wanted to be like his dad and followed in his footsteps eventually working for him as an electrical contractor. He loved his mom and his family with all of his heart and cherished every moment. He lived his life with the highest values and morals. Jacob was smart, funny and a loving young man whose smile lit up a room every time he walked in. As his little sister has said, Jacob was the biggest, strongest and bravest big brother ever. Jacob’s loving presence will be dearly missed by all that knew him because when Jacob loved, he was all IN.
Jacob and his dad had a lot of connections that only the two of them understood and one of those was “just send it.”
A celebration of life service for Jacob will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 3rd at 2:00 PM, officiated by Allan Legard. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, March 2nd from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.