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Jacob Reynolds "Jake" Berger
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1924
Gretna
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 2010
Pineville
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Jacob Reynolds Berger, born November 26, 1924 in Gretna, Virginia, lived a full, loving life for 85 years, until his death on January 10, 2010 in Pineville, North Carolina. Jacob, known as "Jake," will be remembered for his enduring service, faith and faithfulness, quiet strength, humorous storytelling, wisdom, and deep compassion.

Jake married Martha Jane Milligan of Savannah, his beloved wife for over 57 years. Jake and Jane devotedly parented four daughters : Angie (Steve King, Marietta, GA); Pam (Jim Bearden, Durham, NC); Joy (John Reed, Louisville, KY); and Bonnie (Mike Barfield, Waxhaw, NC); with six grandchildren, two spouses, and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Effie Berger, his brother Pomp Berger, his sister Minnie Berger Adams; and is survived by his sister Nancy Berger Lynch (Allen, TX).

Jake graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1951, and led a successful career with Georgia Pacific from 1951 until his retirement in 1995. He managed GP's Savannah Plywood Plant, Distribution Centers in Savannah and Augusta, GA, and was GP's sales representative for Olayan Saudi Holdings in Saudi Arabia (1979-81). Jake's leadership roles included serving as President of the Savannah Exchange Club, President of the Hardwood Plywood Manufacturing Association for North America, and a faithful leader in many roles at Bull Street Baptist Church in Savannah (1952-1979). He was a loyal member of First Baptist Church of Augusta (1981-present). In retirement, Jake, a 7th-generation namesake, updated the Jacob Berger history of over 10, 000 family members and preserved the over 250 year old Berger Cemetery in Pittsylvania County, VA

Services were entrusted to Fox and Weeks Funeral Home of Savannah, Georgia. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob W. Berger (1883 - 1971)
  Effie Mildred Reynolds Berger (1890 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Jane Milligan Berger (1930 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Pomp Lee Berger (1921 - 2009)*
  Minnie Grubb Berger Adams (1922 - 2002)*
  Jacob Reynolds Berger (1924 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bonaventure Cemetery
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section: T Block: F Lot: 11
 
Created by: JLM
Record added: Jan 12, 2010
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