Jacob ‘Jake’ Porter DeBord, 26, known for his smile and infectious laughter

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jacob debordJacob “Jake” Porter DeBord, age 26, passed away suddenly on December 15, 2015.

A Williamsburg native, Jake graduated from Warhill High School. Jake was known for his great smile and infectious laughter, and a passion for hunting and fishing. His family, especially his niece and nephews that he adored, loved his bear hugs and generous spirit.

Jake leaves behind a large, loving family including his grandmother, Jane DeBord; father, David (wife Stephanie); mother, Deborah Hessig (husband Patrick); sister, Ashley (husband Jay, children Porter and Ellerie); brother, Nathan (wife Amanda, son Wyatt); brother, Patrick; sister, Madison; brother, Travis; sister, Savannah; and sister, Lillian.

The family wishes to thank Jake’s friends for their kind words and fond memories.

A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The family will begin greeting guests at 5:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to CHKD in memory of Jake to honor his love of children.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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