On the evening of Friday, April 22, 2022, Carlson Ernest Jakubik earned his wings and went home to the Lord. ‘Sonny’ as he was known to many, had a great and fulfilling life. He was born October 15, 1939, in Snook, Texas to Ernest Rudolph Jakubik and Ollie (Shenkir) Jakubik. He grew up on the family farm with his parents and 3 siblings. The Jakubik kids were brought up to love each other and love and follow God’s teachings while attending Snook Moravian Brethren Church. It was there that Carlson was baptized and confirmed. Recently he began attending his childhood ‘home’ church once again.
Carlson graduated from Snook High School in 1957 and went on to study at Blinn Jr college. While attending Blinn, Carlson found the love of his life in Judith Ann Fuchs, and they married in June of 1963. Shortly after, he began working for Sears and Roebuck Co. as a mechanic and worked there until he retired in 1999. Carlson was a great family man teaching his three sons George Ernest, Patrick Wayne, and Jeffrey Lee how to fish and boat as they enjoyed many summers on Lake Somerville creating priceless memories.
In 1998, he had a calling from the Holy Spirit and became a Licensed Lay Minister with the United Church of Christ. Shortly after, he and Judy moved to New Braunfels where he worked for the UCC Slumber Falls Camp as a steward of the camp and preached around the area. Following that time, a church in Uhland, Texas called upon him to become their full-time minister. With that assignment complete, he moved one to a church in Lockhart, Texas which would be his last full time preaching job. His favorite things to do was to be with his family and friends playing 42, hunting and fishing and watching Judge Judy on television.
Carlson and Judy were always by each other’s side, celebrated just shy of 50 years as husband and wife before the Lord called her home on February 15, 2013. The past few years Carlson ministered to his peers at the Eden Hill retirement community with his guitar and songs and anecdotes.
He is preceded in death by his wife Judy Jakubik and parents Ernest and Ollie Jakubik and sister Elaine Jakubik Muzny.
He is survived by his sons George Jakubik, Patrick Jakubik and Jeffrey Jakubik and daughter in love Kristin Jakubik. He was known as Pawpaw to his three grandchildren Jensen, Kallen and JoLee Jakubik. He will be missed by his brother Lyndon and sister-in-law Maude Linda Jakubik, sister Bernice and brother-in-law Tom Junek, Brother in law Jim Muzny, and his sweet friend Kay Demaria. Uncle Sonny will live on in the hearts of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
The family wants to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating in memory of Carlson Jakubik to Eden Hill or Slumber Falls Camp in New Braunfels, Texas.