Jacob “Jake” Robert Henry Medley, 45 of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023, while at home.
Late in his adolescent years Jake became a Volunteer Firefighter with the Logan Rogersville Fire Protection District. In 1995 Jake graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield Following graduation, he continued to volunteer as a Firefighter, and became an EMT for the department. Upon leaving the Fire Department, Jake furthered his course of education obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from ITT- Tech.
Jake met the love with Kimberley “Kim” Marie Sales. They were married June 21, 2003. Jake and Kim started their family by welcoming their eldest daughter, Krista Kay Medley, on January 27, 2010. Over the course of many years, Jacob went into the Food Service Industry, where he was employed with Springfield’s local Papa John’s and Jimmy John’s.
Jake is survived by his wife, Kimberley Marie (Sales) Medley and his daughter, Krista Kay Medley, both of Springfield; his father and step-mother, William Lee and Deborah Medley, of Arkansas; his mother, Jo Ellen Medley, of Springfield; his brother and sister-in-law, William Wayne and Amanda Medley, of Saint Louis, Missouri; Father-in-law, Gary Sales of Farmington, Missouri; Grandma-in-law, Thelma Sales of Farmington, Missouri; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Jake was preceded in death by his grandma, Patsy Stolte of Billings, Missouri; twin sons, Michael David Medley and Joshua Theodore Wayne Medley.
A Celebration of Life honoring Jake will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023, at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., in Springfield, Missouri.
His care has been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. DeGraffenreid-Wood Crematory.