Jacob "Jake" Ryan Harrold

Jan. 25, 1999 – Jan. 7, 2021

Jacob "Jake" Ryan Harrold's journey began Jan. 25, 1999, in Greybull, Wyo., to his proud parents Bruce and Susan Harrold.   

Jake graduated from Greybull High School in 2017 and received his associate’s degree in welding technology from Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., in 2019. He acquired many skills in his work.  Locally, he worked for a time at Auto-Medx Body Shop and VanGelder Sprinklers.  

After graduating from college, he headed to Laramie to be with his high school sweetheart, Skylar Grant.  There, he worked for Hamaker Excavation. Jake had dreamed of working in the oil fields and got to do that for a brief time for Ensign Energy in the gas fields of beautiful Wyoming.  His final position was working for Pete Lien and Sons as Plant Support in the limestone quarry.  He loved his work and the people he worked with.  He often said he didn't know how he got so lucky.

From birth, Jake had a quick smile that could turn into a devilish grin in the blink of an eye. He had a great sense of humor and the sound of his laughter was irresistible and infectious.  He loved telling stories, both true and not so true.  Either way, they were entertaining.  He loved flying with his dad, the outdoors, hiking, shooting, guns, hunting, driving the dirt roads and his trucks.  Jake had the spirit of an adventurer and was always up for a new one.  Most of all, he loved Skylar, his many friends that are too numerous to mention, his canine brothers, Dakota, Bear and Gunnar, and his family.

Jake left this life, too young, too soon and unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 2021.  He has left us with many great memories and will be greatly missed, but he will always be in our hearts.

Including Skylar and his parents, he is survived by his grandfather, Robert Harrold; his uncle, Robert Harrold Jr.; his aunt and uncles, Dick and Vicki (McCann) Grogg, Robyn McCann and Ken Helf, and Terry and Penny (McCann) Helf.  He is also survived by many cousins. 

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Greybull Elks Lodge #1431. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital from his Memorial Page or by mail: Memorial Giving, RE: Jacob Harrold, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral and cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Atwood Family Funeral Directors.