A Colorado skydiver died after his parachute failed to open during a dive in Texas on October 15.
Jacob Glenn Todd, 36, was about to make his 100th dive of the year as he wrapped up his skydiving season.
It is unclear exactly how his parachute functioned.
Not only was he an avid skydiver, but also a father to his nine-year-old daughter Jeune, a brother to his three siblings and a son to his parents.
“They have a zest for life, they have a sense of adventure and he was one of those people. The man was not only my son, but also my best friend,” his father Dave said KDVR.
Jacob Glenn Todd (pictured) tragically died on October 15 in Texas when his parachute malfunctioned while skydiving. He was nearing the end of his skydiving season and was about to make his hundredth dive. This image is from a previous jump
Jacob had a very good relationship with his nine-year-old daughter Jeunue, who regularly accompanied him on his daring adventures. The GoFundMe page in Jacob’s honor has raised money for funeral costs and some of it will be put into a savings account for his daughter
Many of his family members noticed Jacob’s infectious energy that his brother Bryan said could never be replaced.
“I think one of the things Jake has taught me is compassion. Jake was the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back, who would give you the last of anything he had if you needed it,” Bryan said.
a GoFundMe page was created in Jacob’s honor with funds earmarked for funeral expenses and savings for his daughter.
Jacob had an exceptionally good relationship with his daughter Jeune, who regularly accompanied her father on his daring adventures.
“Most importantly for Jake, he was an extremely loving father to his daughter Jeune.
‘Together they enjoyed going on adventures, such as looking for rocks, going to amusement parks and skydiving. If you knew Jake, you knew Jeuene was always attached to his hip,” Bryan said on the donation page.
His father Dave said, “Jake has completely embraced the spirit of Colorado, and I’m going to miss him, but I’m really proud of him.”
“Through his daughter and the rest of my children, I intend to ensure that we keep that legacy alive.”
Many have donated and left heartfelt comments on social media and the GoFundMe page. To date, a total of $6,391 has been raised out of a $10,000 goal.
Jacob’s family said they will remember him most for his infectious energy that he always brought with him wherever he went. He died when his parachute failed to open while diving in Texas on October 15. It is unclear exactly how the parachute functioned.
Jacob’s younger brother Bryan (left) said compassion was one of the most important things his older brother (right) taught him. His father Dave (center) said he plans to keep his late son’s “Colorado spirit” alive through his granddaughter Jeune and his other children
Many have donated and left heartfelt comments on social media and the GoFundMe page. To date, a total of $6,141 has been raised out of a $10,000 goal. His funeral services will take place on Sunday in his home state of Colorado
Jacob’s sister Amanda posted on Facebook saying: ‘He was a wonderful person and a wonderful father. This gofund.me will help his family with funeral expenses and support his daughter. Thank you for all the love and support.”
“On Sunday my brother Jake passed away in a skydiving accident. “He was the handsome one, the funny one, the artist, the champion wrestler, the Johnny Knoxville, the crazy one who knew how to push the boundaries,” his younger brother Bryan said in a Facebook post.
Funeral services for Jake will be held Sunday in his home state of Colorado.
According to a study by the Federal Aviation Administrationtwo out of every thousand parachute deployments will fail.
Parachute failure can be caused by user error, weather, improper packaging, failure to properly inspect equipment, and improper deployment technique.