Robert Elwood Jacobs, 86 of Lakeview, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the Lima Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Miami County on July 7, 1927, a son of the late Roy and Mary Bridgeman Jacobs, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry, and an infant sister, Imogene.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothea Jacobs; a son, Robert “Frank” (Juanita) Jacobs; a daughter, Deborah (Randy) Erwin; nine grandchildren, Michael, Chad, Wayne, Brian, Adam, Tommy, Elta, Rebecca and Daisy; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Bob was a retired electronics engineer from A.O. Smith in Tipp City and a member of the Huntsville United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, with Pastor Brian Meadows officiating. Interment was in New Carlisle Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Putnam County.