Jacob Cole West, 44, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018. He is survived by his parents Kathy and Bob Warman, brother Derek West, his father, Richard West, his uncle and aunt John and Joanne Hurley, aunt Mary Walker, and many cousins. To know Jacob was to love him, his infectious smile preceded him everywhere he went. Jacob was an avid sports fan (GO DAWGS), loved all things music and had a passion for horticulture. His heart was truly bigger than the man. His family and girlfriend, Tiffany Doan, meant the world to him. 'I'm just an old chunk of coal, Lord, but I'm gonna be a diamond some day' (Widespread Panic)... and now, he is a diamond. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 27th at 4:30 pm. The family will accept visitors beforehand, at 3:30 pm. Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations be made to Step by Step Recovery in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in memory of Jacob West.

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  1. A son should never be taken so soon. We are so sorry for this terrible loss. Jacob was a sensitive, loving and caring man. Just allow the memories of Jacob and the love of family to comfort you during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. I didn’t know Jacob long, but we hit off. the first time I met him 4 months ago. The sarcasm, the jokes, the love for UGA! That’s what we had in common. In both of our situations at the time. That’s what I needed and he needed, a new and good friend. It’s been a really long time since I had a real friend like Jacob in my life. He was special to me, family, and friends! My condolences and prayers go out to Ms. Kathy, Coach, Tiffany, and family. Jacob you will be missed. Love ya buddy

  3. Jacob, I knew you as a child but I have known your mama since we were in the 6th grade. She is my blood. She is part of me and she loved you bigger than life. She has prayed you through life and been there for you every day of your life. She loves you more than life. You were blessed having her. But I know you know that. Smile as you were always doing and save us a place inHeaven.

  4. Jacob, your cousins and I are heartbroken that you are no longer with us. We will think of you always and remember your smile, and sense of humor. And that tender heart.
    Aunt Mary

  5. I was fortunate enough to have met Jacob at one of my lowest points in life. With his friendship he helped me through it and i truly could not repay him for that. If you were lucky enough to have been his pal you were indeed lucky. He never had a bad day even though the rest of us would consider some of his days bad- he never looked at it that way. He was smart, loyal and will be missed by any and every person he came into contact with.

  6. Kathy, my heart breaks for you and your family at this difficult time. Praying your memories and the support of family and friends provide some peace and comfort. Love, gayle

  7. It’s always not good hearing about a friend passing. However I will always remember the teams we played on growing up, the double pumps in basketball, digging balls out of the dirt in baseball, and the times in the 8th grade when I drove to basketball practice and took him home. What memories I had with Jacob. Mrs. Warman, Coach Warman and Derrick my heart breaks for all of you. My family will be praying for you. May The Lord Jesus comfort you during this time of heartbreak. God Bless you,
    Shane Boyd and family

  8. I have sweet memories of Jacob always laughing as a boy and he had a sparkle in his eyes. Prayers for his family!

  9. I have only known Jacob for a few months and he was an awesome person. My condolences to his family and Tiffany I am truly sorry for your loss. He will be missed by us here at Step By Step. I have you all in my prayers.

  10. Jacob, you were so much more to me than a friend. I looked up to you more than you’ll ever know and you looked out for me in return. I can’t believe your really gone, but I know your in a better place. You will be missed and I’ll never forget all the wisdom and knowledge you spoke on me please look down on me from time to time and I’ll always keep you in mind I love you

  11. To the family of Jacob. We here at stepbystep will truly miss Jacob. He came to us raw and scared, but he grew into the man god created him to be. In his last days he had a light in him that only god could give him and he shined bright. Jacob was happy and he shared with the community here at stepbystep that he had truly found god and he did cause only god can give you peace like he had. Jacob Conquered one of the biggest things in his life and those who knew him knows what that was. The staff here at stepbystep will truly truly miss him, and it blessings and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

  12. Jacob I will miss our talks, watching you change and grow was a beautiful thing, so was your heart and love for others. My condolences to your Family and sweet girlfriend Tiffany, you are in my prayers.

  13. No greater pain could a family suffer than the loss of a child. We hold you in our prayers and thoughts, sharing with you the date, December 22nd. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand, knowing that it was not goodbye but see you in a short while. Romans 8:18

  14. Jacob.
    Still cant believe you are gone man. I didnt know you long but them long days at work in the truck we got to know eachother. Laughed. Joked. You Defienlty made work fun. Now its quiet without you. My condolences and prayers go out to Tiffany and Family. You WILL be missed and not forgotten.
    “Always remember to pick ya feet up driving over railroad tracks. Its goodluck”
    Love ya brotha

  15. I did not know Jacob personally but my son, Chad Thurmond, became good friends with him. Chad speaks highly of Jacob and is heartbroken over his passing. To Jacob’s parents and Tiffany….my heart is heavy for your loss. My condolences and prayers go out to you. God bless.

  16. We are so sorry for your loss we knew Jacob when he was a young man. Lots of memories, playing ball, staying over at our house with all Rodney’s friends, God bless.

  17. Bob and family, I am deeply saddened by your loss. Praying comfort for you at this time and in the days ahead.

  18. I miss you and love you so much Jacob…. I am in shock and dont understand but know you will always be missed…. Im greatful to have our texts and messages i will treasure them forever….. Prayers to Coach and momma Jacob always was proud that yall were always there for him and loved him unconditionally

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