Jacob David McGatha, age 83 of Jasper, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Carthage Health & Rehab, Carthage, Mo.
Jacob David McGatha, age 83 of Jasper, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Carthage Health & Rehab, Carthage, Mo. Jacob was born on March 16, 1929 in Arcola, Mo. to Lewis and Anna (Cooper) McGatha. Jacob was a self-employed mechanic. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Mullet on Nov. 6, 1949. She preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2005. Survivors include, one son, David McGatha and wife Jeanna, two daughters, Barbara Good and husband Rick, and Linda Weber. Three Grandchildren also survive. One brother, Edgar McGatha and one sister, Louise Beach also preceded him in death. Wherever you saw Jacob, he always had a smile on his face. He was one of the best mechanics in town and could fix about anything you brought him to work on. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at Goss Cemetery Phelps, Mo.. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo.