Terry Steve Jacks, Jr.

November 10, 1962 - August 29, 2021

Terry Steve Jacks, Jr., 58, of Beaumont, died Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas- St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on November 10, 1962, to Pearl Harbor Denton Jacks and Terry Steve Jacks, Sr., in Beaumont.

Terry was a simple man with strong family values that he bestowed to his children.  His passion and unwavering love for Jesus and family could move mountains, he was the calm of the sea and the wisdom of the ages. One would say his personality was one in a million. Melting hearts of strangers was a gift, his laugh was contagious, his love was eternal and his talks about Jesus will never be forgotten. He could carry the weight of the world without fault all while managing to solve all those problems. Terry’s passion flourished in so many directions, becoming a realtor was one of his life changing accomplishments. This allowed him to travel and meet so many on a personal level and call them his new friends for life. His motto was to be fair, honest and to bring laughter to the world with his witty ways. Messing with his family would get you a one way ticket to one of his famous lines  “I’ma knock you into next week”! He always knew what to say and how to say it. His children always relied on him for advice and options for any situation. His wife Renee and high school sweetheart over 42 years were inseparable with love that lasted a lifetime. Terry will leave an extraordinary and inspiring legacy behind.

Survivors include his wife, Renee Jacks; son, Brandon Jacks and wife, Jennifer; daughters, Stephanie Saculla and husband, Cody; Taylor Pace and husband, Seth; and Callie Irick and husband, Jordan; brothers, Rickey Jacks and Roy Jacks; sister, Kathrine Bukowski; uncle, Rickey Denton and wife, Tina; grandkids, Chase and Tessa Jacks, Zaili and Dally Rose Saculla, Ava Pace, and Jack Irick; nieces and nephews, Ashley, Amber, Allison and Emmerson Jacks, Chris Jacks, and Zach and Julia Bukowski.

He is preceded in death by Terry Steve Jacks, Sr., Pearl Harbor Jacks, Winnie Denton and Bill Denton.

A gathering of Mr. Jacks’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021, at Broussard’s 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Broussard’s. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Tom Havard Cemetery, Zavalla.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 10, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 11, 2021
  • 11:00 am

Graveside Service

Tom Havard Cemetery
  • Zavalla, Texas, 75980,
  • September 11, 2021
  • 2:30 pm

Comments (11)

    Jessie L Bowie says:

    Renee, this is your old Bellgreen neighbor Jessie Bowie. I just learned of Terry’s passing. Please know how sorry I am. As you recall, my son is also named Brandon. Brandon would see you and Terry in Beaumont after we moved away from the neighborhood. He always liked the Jacks…the family that taught him to like Chinese food:). You and Terry’s commitment to each other and the family was always evident. My condolences on your loss. May you be comforted by Romans 14:8. – Jessie

    Debbie Parker-Bons says:

    Our lives are changed for the better because we knew Terry.
    You will not be alone and when you see him again he’ll be able to hear .
    We love you Renee and pray for you guys

    Margaret Porter says:

    God needs another angel, what better choice.
    We don’t have to be perfect, just be like Jesus, steady,loyal and loving.
    I worked with Terry as his secretary in the used car department back in the day.
    My condolences for the family ???? and prayers ???? to all who was blessed to know him.
    God speed

    Roy and Rita Jacks says:

    Terry Steve, we loved you and will miss you. Thanks for the many times you visited this “only” uncle left. Your smile brightened any room. So proud of all your accomplishments and your beautiful family. A house full of women you would say, (and Brandon) but you loved all of them dearly. That carried on over to the grandchildren. You did a good job raising them. You left some big shoes to fill.
    May your family continue your loving spirit.
    So long “brother”. RIP
    Uncle Roy and Aunt Rita

    Katherine says:


    In order to understand the man you first have to know his legacy.

    Terry was inquisitive as a young boy, full of life and sweet mischief. I also remember him as a protector. He looked out for me when we were growing up.

    I’ll never forget the night our parents lost their ever loving minds, throwing all our belongings in large black trash bags, all the while swearing and saying they were giving us exactly what we wanted. I was 10 he was 11. Neither of us had a clue what was going on. In all the chaos, I looked at him and he looked back letting me know to follow his lead. As all the adults in our life were going insane he stood there, a little boy, holding his ground, taking in the scene with stoic strength.

    Our world changed forever that night and I will never forget shaking my head in agreement that I was going with him. He was the “adult” I could count on.

    We didn’t see our parents for three long years as our maternal grandmother, Queenie, was given guardianship over us. We were also separated from our oldest and youngest brothers. We were never a family again. Mind you Terry, myself, Roy, nor Ricky did anything wrong, we were simply children caught in an adult world without a voice of our own.

    Terry loved Queenie with all his heart and would continue to not only watch over me, but our grandmother as well. You see, our grandfather was a raging and abusive alcoholic. Terry came in between him and physical harm too many times for a young boy, trying to protect his Queenie from an unnecessary lashing.

    Terry never had a childhood filled with love and happiness, but he grew into a man who could make anyone laugh with his gregarious sense of humor. He loved the people he chose to protect with with a loyal and loving heart.

    My brothers and I all carry our scars from our childhood close. We lost the connection of being a family, as we all followed our own paths.

    Terry grew into a strong loving father doing the best he could with the foundation he built, not one he was given.

    I know he will be missed by many, and for me he will be missed as a brother, who was forced into an adult world way too early.

    I pray he finds peace and joy in heaven. I know he will be watching over his little family from above trying his best to protect them, as that was his legacy.


    Jill Durant says:

    Kathryn this is a beautiful tribute to Terry. I don’t know if you remember me , Jill (Brack) Durant but we all went to church together at DawnDale Baptist Church when we were kids. As a matter of fact, I had recently sent Terry a few pictures of him on one of our youth trips, even one of him playing guitar. I can’t image the pain of loosing a brother especially one like you had. My heart is broken but I will be praying peach and comfort for you.

    Sherry Davis says:

    I love you. Sending prayers and hugs. I will miss my sweet loving cousin. Keeping all of you in my prayers

    Janice Grossheim says:

    Praying for you and your family Renee. Terry always had a smile on his face. The good Lord has given a wonderful person his wings and he will be greatly missed by many.

    Tommy Brown says:

    Terry always has a smile and a kind word whenever I’d see him. Fly high my brother, you’ll be surely missed!

    John Fears says:

    So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Always enjoyed our visits and old stories. He will be missed, but remembered forever in our hearts and memories. Thoughts and prayers to the family. God speed my friend, rest in comfort..

    Bonnie Jacks Gray says:

    May God bring you all comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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