Jacob Fred Sager, 35, passed away July 21, 2017 at his home in Indian Trail, North Carolina.
He was born on November 28, 1981 in Adak, Alaska.
Jake was a loving, affectionate, thoughtful and funny man of God. His children were his heart, and he loved being a daddy more than anything. He made sure to spend quality time playing with his children and made sure they knew that he loved them with all his heart. He was Alicia’s soulmate and best friend. It was love at first sight and the two were inseparable. Their love and devotion to each other will transcend into eternity.
Jake loved fishing and going to the beach. He made many memories with friends and family while fishing. During his 20 years as a concrete foreman, he worked hard and never complained about the work. He always had the energy to be and active father and loving husband.
He was known for his servant's heart and always lending a hand or word of encouragement for all those around him. Jake lived out what Jesus said in Matthew 25:40, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." He had a heart for the broken and hurting and was going to school to be a substance abuse counselor. He never looked down on anyone and sought out every opportunity to share Jesus with anyone who would listen. Jake lived to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. He never met a stranger. His sunshine-like disposition provided a bright light to many who were hurting.
Jake is survived by his wife Alicia Sager; his daughters Ava, Juliana, and Hailey; sons Daniel and Nathan; stepson Hunter; sister Jessica Buddin (Jason); mother Nellie Sager; Father and mother-in-law Keith and Kathy Anders; nieces Abigail and Alyssa Buddin; and best friend Walt Evans (Beth).
He is preceded in death by his father Daniel Sager.
Jake was truly loved by many and will be dearly missed. His legacy and love will last forever in the hearts of his friends and loved ones.
A memorial service will be held Sunday July 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Team Church in Matthews, NC.