Jacobs, Jack Hughes,
82, of Louisville, died peacefully on Monday February 12th, 2018 at Masonic Homes of Louisville. Jack was born on March 31st, 1935 in Grayson, KY. to Ira Gee "Big Jack" Jacobs and Elizabeth Pryor Hughes Jacobs. He became a lifelong Louisvillian and was a life-long member of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral where he began singing in the choir during the mid-1940's and became an altar boy. Jack was a 1953 graduate of DuPont Manual High School and went on to serve in active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon his return, he became a 1962 graduate of the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, he became a fraternal member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and a "Life-Loyal" Sig" in 2003 and receiving a 2009 Military Recognition Sigma Chi pin. Jack also dabbled in commercial enterprises where he conceived & developed one of the first parcels of land along the Westport Road corridor in Eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky. A small strip shopping center known as "Jacobs Plaza" in 1969 that remained in the family until 2012. During the "Jacobs Plaza" venture he opened "Jacobs' Liquors"-the first major liquor store in Eastern Jefferson County in 1970. This liquor store served many of the first workers from the Kentucky Ford Plant on Chamberlain Lane.
Jack is survived by his son, William Kirtley "Kirt" Jacobs (Cynthia "Cinthy" Fanning), his daughter, Elisabeth "Lis" Jacobs Williams (Bobby Williams) and two loving, adorable grandsons, Jack Duval Williams and Dominic Bingham "Bing" Fanning Jacobs. The mother of his children, Elisabeth "Lis" Kirtley Jacobs. He also is survived by his wife, Jane Broyles Jacobs and her children, David Broyles (Robin), Tammy Broyles Beasley (Dale) and their children, Taylor, Sarah Jane, Lexie, Emma Grace and Marlin. He also is survived by four nephews, Clay, Bond, Brent, and Andrew Jacobs of Lexington, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his brother, the late William "Billy" Claiborne Jacobs just this past October 24th, 2017. who is survived by his wife, Embry "Mimi" Winston Jacobs.
Jack had a very colorful life, filled with advice, a quick wit, and a philosophy on every emotion any one human could have in one life! He loved and worshipped his two children more than any other singular achievement of his life! Especially the 49-year bond he held with his son Kirt from 1968-2018.
The visitation will take place at Pearson's, 149 Breckinridge Lane on Friday February 16th, 2018, receiving family and friends from 2-8p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, 421 South Second Street, on Saturday February 17th, 2018, at 2p.m. with reception to follow. Entombment will take place in Cave Hill cemetery.
Donations should be made to: Endowment Corporation of Christ Church Cathedral Louisville, Inc. In memory of Jack Hughes Jacobs or The Sigma Chi Foundation, In memory of Jack Hughes Jacobs, 1714 Hinman Ave., Evanston, ILL. 60201.
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Published by Courier-Journal from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2018.