1928 — 2021
1928-2021 Jacob Charles Pongetti passed away peacefully on January 22, 2021, at the age of 92. He was born March 2, 1928 in Webb, Mississippi to Jacondo and Ida Cocchi Pongetti. Jacob was the first in his family to attend college, and he graduated from Mississippi State College with a degree in Petroleum Geology. Soon thereafter, he was commissioned in the U.S Air Force where he achieved the rank of Captain and was honorably discharged. He later attended the University of Mississippi School of Law and practiced law in Columbus, MS after graduation. He was appointed Bankruptcy Trustee and served in this capacity until his retirement. He practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court in...