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James Steven (Steve) Jaco, 59
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Mr. James Steven (Steve) Jaco, 59, of McMinnville died Friday, Sept. 27, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. 

He was born July 2, 1960, in McMinnville, was the lead supervisor in Oster’s Warehouse Distribution with 37 years of service, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, avid camper, fisherman, dirt track racing fan, and a Christian saved by grace. Mr. Jaco was preceded in death by father James Hubert Jaco and his grandmother Emme Kay (Ma) Knowles.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years Sharon Darlene Huntley Jaco, son and daughter-in-law Chad Steven and Tisha Jaco, grandchildren Ethan James Jaco and Hayden Parker Jaco, mother Elizabeth Knowles Jaco, sisters Shirley (Ronnie) Hattaway and Marie (Bobby) Geer, and close friends Elvis Lamb and Hughie Slaughter. Other family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bobby Pennington and Bro. Johnny Newby will officiate. Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery at Hills Creek. The Jaco family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., and again Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 29, 2019