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Jacob Marshall Fancher

April 18, 1981 ~ November 12, 2016 (age 35) 35 Years Old
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A candle was lit by Amanda, Charlie and Mary.... We love you on November 19, 2016 7:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Warden Larson on November 19, 2016 6:19 PM
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A candle was lit by Nan on November 19, 2016 10:13 AM
Message from Nikki Newman
November 18, 2016 12:35 PM

Jake was a blessing to those of us who were lucky enough to know him. He helped people and loved animals..
I pray for strength and God's peace to his family.
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A candle was lit by Nikki Newman on November 18, 2016 12:28 PM
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A candle was lit by Jeremy Maisenbach on November 17, 2016 7:13 PM
Message from brenda covey
November 17, 2016 6:49 PM

Jake, words cannot express how much I will miss you. You have been part of my life from the day you were born. I have seen you grow from a little boy into the man you became.
Loving Son. Brother, Husband & Father. Friend to all that knew you. I am so thankful that Don and I seen you in Texas this summer. You were truly happy. I will miss your mischievous laugh, and the way you always called me Brendee... You wouldn't want us to be sad, but would want us to celebrate your life. So we raise our cans to you Jacob Marshall Fancher until we see you again.

Forever and always in our Hearts.

Brenda and Don Covey
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A candle was lit by Don & Brenda Covey on November 17, 2016 6:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Brenda and Don Covey on November 17, 2016 6:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Brenda and Don Covey on November 17, 2016 6:20 PM
Message from Debbie Baker
November 17, 2016 5:53 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Jake's passing . He was important in our lives for many years. Such a sad loss. I wish family peace and comfort.
Message from Mike Barfield
November 17, 2016 1:27 PM

We worked together to build a new kennel for the service dogs at the Winslow Prison Complex. I've rarely met such a good, kind, friendly man. On trips to the complex following completion of the kennel, I always sought him out to shake his hand and see how life was treating him. It was always good.
Message from Jimmy Burrage Retired Physical Plant Supervisor
November 17, 2016 7:18 AM

Jake was a good guy. He was quick with a joke and he always left you with a smile. My condolences to his family. Blessings to all.
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A candle was lit by Jen Bergamini and Family on November 17, 2016 12:48 AM
Message from Cody Chartier
November 16, 2016 10:21 PM

Jake. I'm having a hard time even comprehending you're gone. I just talked to you the day before. You were a great partner, supervisor, and friend. I had the privilege to work with you for over 5 years, you taught me a lot about K9, especially running hounds. We had some great times together at work and outside. I'll cherish the memories I have of you, from hound camp to chasing crooks, we had a good time. You were the first guy I'd call if we had to go get a bad guy, I knew you always had my back as I did yours. I'll miss your sense of humor and your "Jakeisms" as Lopez and I called them. You were one of a kind and one of the few people I can truly call my friend. Monica, I'll always be there for you and the kids if you ever need me. I'll see you on Saturday and Jake I'll see you again.
Your Pal,
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A candle was lit by Corey & Shannon Green on November 16, 2016 9:56 PM
Message from April Parrish (Ex- Sgt AZDOC)
November 16, 2016 7:58 PM

Fancher was a great co-worker, and friend. He was fun to work with and had an awesome personality. My condolences to the family and friends. May God be your comforter in this time. My prayers are lifted up for you.
Message from Rick and Holly Morales
November 16, 2016 6:27 PM

Jake was a wonderful person to work alongside. I can remember his humorous manner of dealing with tough situations. He could always make you laugh. And if there was any kind of trouble he was always the first to be there to watch your back. Jake we love you and will miss you.
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A candle was lit by Rick and Holly Morales on November 16, 2016 6:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Shalako and Stacie Parsons on November 16, 2016 4:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Tomeka Brown Johnson. on November 16, 2016 12:15 PM
Message from Guy Berry
November 16, 2016 11:31 AM

Jake was not only a former co-worker, friend and neighbor; but he was a friend to everyone he came into contact with. He was a very loving husband and father to his family. Many lives have been touched by Jake; so he will be mourned by many, but never forgotten. Rest in Peace Jake!
Message from Ralph and Darla Pendergast
November 16, 2016 11:26 AM

Jake will be missed but never forgotten. He was a great individual, terrific K-9 handler and later K-9 Unit Supervisor. I also know he was a outstanding husband, father and my friend.

Jake was an extremely hard worker and was my go to guy in northern Arizona. Any assignment given, he got the job done. I was extremely proud when he took my advise and got promoted and continued to take care of business, i.e. from coordinating the building and improving new ASPC-Winslow new K-9 Kennels to extreme and dangerous criminal man hunts. During my long career, there are very few like Jake that can really, get err done. Our deepest sympathy to his family. God speed Jake.
Message from Heather Pruett
November 16, 2016 10:56 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of Jake. He was very special and would do anything for anyone. He was a great leader and loved by so many. He was a person who would tell you exactly what he thought and so many people respected him for that. He will be greatly missed by so many.
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A candle was lit by Heather Pruett & Family on November 16, 2016 10:52 AM
Message from Turks and Caicos
November 16, 2016 10:46 AM

Love you Monica, Lexi, Connor, and John John. I am praying for you all like crazy. Love, love, love,
your cousin Carina
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A candle was lit by Carina on November 16, 2016 10:44 AM
Message from Darren and Michele Reeves
November 16, 2016 10:16 AM

Jake - you were one of a kind!

You had that special "cowboy" way, where you said what you meant and would give the shirt off your back to help anyone in need.

You had that special bond with your canine and your staff. When a call came for assistance, you never hesitated to deploy. You were witty and when duty turned on that 'serious - let's get to work' attitude.

The heavens received another angel when they took you.
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A candle was lit by Kim Grove...My thoughts are with you and your family on November 16, 2016 10:15 AM
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A candle was lit by Joe Courteau and family. on November 16, 2016 10:14 AM
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A candle was lit by Darren and Michele Reeves on November 16, 2016 10:12 AM
Message from Dan and Becky Taylor, Retired from ADOC
November 16, 2016 10:06 AM

Jake was a very special and important part of our ADOC family. We considered him a co-worker and friend. Jake will be missed by many people. Rest in Peace Jake and our condolences and prayers for Jakes family.
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A candle was lit by Dan and Becky Taylor, retired from ADOC on November 16, 2016 9:45 AM
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A candle was lit by Alan Malott on November 16, 2016 8:00 AM
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A candle was lit by Gary and Joanne Winter-Pipestone, Mn- Caring Hugs to family on November 16, 2016 7:56 AM
Message from Jedidiah Truitt
November 16, 2016 1:39 AM

My heart is saddened for the Fancher Family,the world lost an awesome guy!I grew up with Jake and we had a lot of adventures from hunting on the Mesa in Bagdad, riding steers and playing Little league baseball. I loved hanging out with Jake! Are adventure grew from Bagdad ( living few houses up the street) to Chino Valley where he lived just down the street from my Grandmas house.It was always a joy to be around Jake. He always made me laugh!It has been many years since I seen Jake but it feels like yesterday when we use to tap into his Dad's wild turkey and then add water to the bottle of turkey so his dad would not notice....I have many more great stories to tell about all the fun we had. Great memories that will be remembered forever!You will be greatly missed Bro! Rest in Peace my friend. Again I send my condolences and prayers to Jakes family Amanda, Aubrey, Nancy, wife and children.
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A candle was lit by Joyann wesson (pesarchic ) on November 16, 2016 12:21 AM
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A candle was lit by Carey Kester on November 15, 2016 10:05 PM
Message from Shandy and family
November 15, 2016 9:39 PM

What a loss for this family! Our hearts and prayers with you Mo, and the kids!
Message from Captain John Vickery
November 15, 2016 8:30 PM

Jake was an Officer on my shift. I could see his potential day one when he arrived. Our last discussion was on him promoting in the future....our hearts are aching ,the shift is feeling the loss and will for some time. Your family is in our prayers and you will be greatly missed Jake!
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A candle was lit by Jedidiah Truitt on November 15, 2016 7:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Cody, Valkyrie, Kingston, Olivia, and Lily Chartier on November 15, 2016 7:54 PM
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A candle was lit by Jedidiah Truitt on November 15, 2016 7:42 PM
Message from David Morales
November 15, 2016 7:41 PM

My Dear brother, Did we share some memories or what! That Coyote hunt we went to in New Mexico and spent most of our weekend digging out the truck! The time we spent together after our dad's passed away, the look on those parents eyes after we found those lost children. The smile on your face when your Son was born! Love you my brother and I'll see you on the other side.
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A candle was lit by Michelle Hewitt & Julie Barber on November 15, 2016 7:19 PM
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A candle was lit by Andy & Misti Barber on November 15, 2016 7:15 PM
Message from Retired Correctional Officer Tim Rainey
November 15, 2016 7:08 PM

Jake was a great person to work with. He enjoyed life, and the work he was doing. He will be missed by his work family. Condolences to his family.
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A candle was lit by Linda and Kevin Best on November 15, 2016 6:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Joyce Minton on November 15, 2016 6:12 PM
Message from Joyce Minton
November 15, 2016 6:11 PM

I am sorry for your loss. I was in the academy with Jacob. He is a very kind and caring man. He has alto of friends from the academy. I just saw him last week at inservice. Please know that he will be missed very much by his co-workers. My prayers go out to you and all the family.
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A candle was lit by Jake you will be greatly missed and our prayers to the famil on November 15, 2016 5:50 PM
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A candle was lit by Teresa Ann Douthit on November 15, 2016 5:45 PM
Message from Teresa Ann Douthit
November 15, 2016 5:45 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Fancher was a friend of mine. We went through the TDCJ Academy together & just last week for "In Service" . I am without words. I pray the Lord keeps his arms around each of you & may you feel his presence. Fancher will be greatly missed. :(
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November 15, 2016 5:43 PM

Jake was a real solid friend and coworker. I'm so sorry about his passing. My deepest condolences to all of his loved ones.
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A candle was lit by Guy Berry on November 15, 2016 5:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Guy Berry on November 15, 2016 5:19 PM
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A candle was lit by Brenda Ewing (Y'all) on November 15, 2016 5:02 PM
Message from Teryl Nelson and Family
November 15, 2016 4:43 PM

Jake was an honorable man and a stellar officer. He was dedicated to his job and family. He never allowed a problem to be unsolved and when an officer needed help, he never hesitated. He was liked by many and will be missed here in Winslow.
Message from Mary Williams
November 15, 2016 4:39 PM

I are very saddened to hear of this, My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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A candle was lit by Mary(Mickey) Williams on November 15, 2016 4:31 PM
Message from Sgt Tim Heavrin ASPC-Winslow/Complex
November 15, 2016 3:57 PM

Jake was not only a friend, a co-worker but also a brother. I will miss him. My prayers & deepest condolences go to his family. RIP brother.
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A candle was lit by Michelle Ward and family. Sending love your way on November 15, 2016 3:43 PM
Message from Brian Brooks
November 15, 2016 3:32 PM

Monica and kids.

My heart aches for you in this difficult time. Jake will be missed by many as he was a great man. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. If we can be of any help over this way while your mom and dad are out there just say the word.
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A candle was lit by Linda & Donnie Branch on November 15, 2016 3:12 PM
Message from Darlene Lasswell
November 15, 2016 3:09 PM

Everyone that worked with Jake in Az DOC, are so saddened by this tragedy. May he Rest In Peace, knowing he was a good man.
Message from JE
November 15, 2016 3:03 PM

Prayers are with you, my family.
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A candle was lit by JW on November 15, 2016 3:03 PM
Message from Laura Hernandez
November 15, 2016 2:52 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. He was so loved and loved his family. Every time I asked him, "How is Monica?" his whole face would light up and he would be so happy that I asked about you. Anyone who saw him when he talked about his family could see how much love he had for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God's light and love warm your hearts and His presence guide you through this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Penelope Noel and family on November 15, 2016 2:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Albert and Misty Barrera on November 15, 2016 2:32 PM
Message from Albert and Misty Barrera
November 15, 2016 2:29 PM

Words cannot express the sorrow and loss we feel knowing that Jake is no longer here. We send our condolences to his loved ones. May you be comforted knowing that many here who are unable to make it are thinking of you and praying for you all during this time of loss. God Bless.


The Barrera's
Message from Danny Head
November 15, 2016 2:15 PM

I had the pleasure to work and befriend Jake while working with the ADOC. Jake always had a smile on his face and was friendly to all staff. I respected his work ethic and his desire to do the best each day. I was so shocked to here this terrible news. God bless the family and he will truly be missed. Godspeed my friend.
Message from Tony Miller
November 15, 2016 2:07 PM

Rest in peace Jake. Our condolences to your family. May God Bless each and every one. We will miss you.
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A candle was lit by Chris and Lindsay Spears on November 15, 2016 2:03 PM
Message from Chris and Lindsay Spears
November 15, 2016 2:02 PM

Jake will be sorely missed by his AZ DOC family. He will always be remembered as a good friend, good back-up, a caring supervisor, and quick with a joke. Sending our condolences does not seem like enough to comfort in this tragic time, but we hope you will accept this humble offering nonetheless. May you be comforted in the warm memories of yesterday, and in witnessing his legacy as his children grow.

God bless your family. Our prayers are with you.
Message from brenda graham, winslow, Arizona
November 15, 2016 1:41 PM

Jake was a great person and will be truly missed by all. My Sister Erma Sweet and I send our condolence and wish that we could be there.
Message from Warden Berry Larson, Arizna State Prison Complex - Winslow
November 15, 2016 1:37 PM

As his former Warden, Jake was my K-9 Officer and later became my K-9 Sergeant. A hard working family man, who wanted to spend more quality time with his family. He was our Supervisor of the Year for 2015 and a leader of men. The staff at the Arizona State Prison Complex - Winslow are saddened and he will be greatly missed.
Message from Janet & Danny Wyrick
November 15, 2016 1:06 PM

Jake was a special part of the Arizona Corrections family. He was a go-getter kind of guy always up for a challenge and often bringing his own unique solution to a problem. His presence was missed when he retired and Arizona Correction's loss was Texas' gain and now Heaven has gained a very special soul. He will be missed.
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