February 16, 1941 - September 10, 2020
Evalds “Mike” Jekabsons, age 79, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Bristol, Va. He was born on February 16, 1941 in Riga, Latvia, the son of the late Janis Evalds and Zenta Kumsare Jekabsons. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Church, Mike and his family moved to Richmond, Calif. to escape the aftermath of World War II. He lived in Bristol for 50 years and was a member of St. Columba Episcopal Church. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from San Francisco State University and worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals as a Quality Control Manager. Mike enjoyed playing tennis, golfing, running, and traveling to different places. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, The Rev. Wendie Jekabsons; children, Mara Jekabsons Barrett and husband Todd, Mika Jekabsons and wife Andrea and Eriks Jekabsons and wife Shauna; grandchildren, Jordan Barrett, Cody Barrett, Maija Barrett, Mikayla Jekabsons, Mateo Jekabsons, Aleksanders Jekabsons and Ethan Jekabsons; sisters, Elga Pakulis, Ruta Bowden and husband Les and Agnes Jekabsons; and several nieces. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in Bristol, Tenn. with The Rev. William Hunt officiating. Pallbearers will be Mika Jekabsons, Eriks Jekabsons, Todd Barrett, Jordan Barrett, Cody Barrett and Aleksanders Jekabsons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014; by calling 1-800-708-7644; or online at www.michaeljfox.org by clicking Donate. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of NHC Healthcare for the excellent care provided to Mike and his family. Arrangements especially for Mr. Jekabsons and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
Evalds “Mike” Jekabsons, age 79, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Bristol, Va. He was born on February 16, 1941 in Riga, Latvia, the son of the late Janis Evalds and Zenta Kumsare Jekabsons. Sponsored... View Obituary & Service Information
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