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Richard "Mollie" Jacks, 86, of West Chester, PA, passed away on November 24, 2023, at the West Chester Rehab in West Chester, PA. He was born in Coatesville, PA, to the late Willie Jacks and Ruth Barnes Jacks. He was a beloved husband of the late Patricia "Patty" Jacks for 60 years and was known for his cool, laid-back personality.
Richard received his early education from Coatesville area public schools, including the historic James Adams School. In high school, he excelled in track & field. He subsequently graduated in 1956 from the S. Horace Scott Senior High School. He later worked as a caster at the former Lukens Steel Company in Coatesville for many years and was a union official of the Local 1165 Steelworker Union. Richard owned a garage on 7th Avenue where he worked as a mechanic. He was a member of the Zion Baptist Church in South Coatesville and was also a member of the Highway Cruisers Motorcycle Club.
Richard had a passion for traveling, especially riding his Harley Davidson across the country. He enjoyed listening to jazz music and going to the Penn Relays every year. He often traveled across the country to California, Wyoming, and Texas. Richard was also known for making homemade ice cream, which brings back fond memories. His favorite show on TV was the Jerry Springer show, and he enjoyed traveling to New York and Florida to visit family and going to biker conventions.
Richard will be deeply missed by his children, Ricky B. Jacks, Dennis Edward Jacks, Anthony Jacks, Stephanie Jacks, and Jay R. Jacks all of Coatesville; sister, Ruby Lopp of New York, Betty Jacks Eshun of Coatesville, Lauren Toppin of Connecticut; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Jacks.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Passtown, 117 Barber Avenue, Coatesville, PA. A viewing will be held at 8 AM until the time of service.
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