Jacob was born, April 25, 1994, in Detroit, Michigan.
When Jacob was about two, the family moved to a beautiful rural area in Luttrell, Tennessee. Here Jacob was able to experience a true backwoods Tennessee childhood. Along with friends, Jacob enjoyed exploring the large property and the woods around our home there.
In 2002, his mother remarried and the family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. Jacob enjoyed a lot of camping and boating with the family in Knoxville, and being a friendly, funny little dude, he quickly made new friends. His relationships and experiences, along with his mother and siblings' humor, undoubtedly informed him as a comedian later in life.
Jacob flourished in school and in developing his musical abilities on violin and guitar. His family moved to Idaho Falls in 2004, where he took up the cello in his junior high orchestra, continuing to play in his high school orchestra. He continued the guitar, becoming a mostly self-taught -phenomenal guitarist. He, later on, taught himself how to make electronic music under the aliases “Pandubar, SLiMEBOi”, and on youtube, “CHODEMASTER12”. He was well known for his musical talent, considered to be something of a virtuoso by his peers.
In his teens and twenties, Jacob was a wild and free spirit. He ventured around town, visited friends, played guitar/sang/mixed music. These were adventurous but difficult times, admittedly, for Jacob, but wherever he went, Jacob acquired many friends and allies, who will always carry fond memories of his antics as a bit of a nomad.
Jacob always had his family close to his heart. Jacob would visit his sister Elizabeth and spend quality time with his sister Cecile, his brother George, and his half-brother Jesse throughout his life. Despite his nomadic lifestyle, his mother, sisters, nephews (especially Jesse Jr., who he looked after and spent a lot of time going on adventures with), and family were close. He loved his nephews Parker and Elijah very much. He kept in touch with his father and stepmother long distance, visiting them and attending the Perez family reunions. He loved his family very much, and they all shared a wicked sense of humor and a love of music together.
In his mid-twenties, Jacob started a career in social services, caring for residents in group homes, and he moved back to the family home. The job was a perfect fit for his gentle and kind spirit, and he found this work mostly peaceful and rewarding. During this time, he was lucky enough to fall in love and have serious relationships with equally creative and kind people.
Unfortunately, somewhere on his path, he succumbed to the disease of addiction. Despite his best efforts, he did not survive this struggle. He would want his story to be a call to action to people with similar struggles to not hesitate to reach out and get help.
Although Jacob passed away while he was still young, his unique life was very full. It was full of original thoughts, sincerity, music, parties with friends, creativity, love, laughter, and jokes that earned him some hilarious nicknames and a special place in our hearts.
Jacob will be deeply missed by all that were lucky enough to have known him.
He is survived by his mother Sherri Bible, father George Perez, stepmother Paula Roque-Perez, brothers George Perez Jr, Jesse S Barber, Jesse J Barber, Casey Armstrong, Matthew Perez, sisters Cecile Perez, Elizabeth Perez, grandparents Stephen and Cindy Wisniewski, Laura and Tim Shockley, and dozens of aunts and uncles and cousins on the Perez side who loved Jacob very much.