Private family services for Richard D. Jacob, 79, Lawrence, will happen at a later date.
Mr. Richard (Jake) Jacob died Tuesday, May 3rd at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born November 27, 1942 in Toledo, OH. The son of A. Richard and Evelyn Jacob. He Graduated from Devilbiss High School in 1961. He served in the Navy from 1961-1963. He served on a ship in the Caribbean in the Cuban Missile Crisis. After the Navy he worked at Toledo Scale until 1981. He married Joyce Haas April 1, 1966 in Monroe, MI. He and the family moved to Lawrence, KS in 1983.
Jake enjoyed early retirement, watching his beloved Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Ohio State Football. During his time in the Navy he developed a love of traveling. Las Vegas, NV and Myrtle Beach, NC.
He was a good friend, loving father, grandfather and supportive husband.
Jake is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Joyce, daughter Darlene, son Steve and grandchildren Jessie (wife Jessica) and Melissa, all of Lawrence, KS.