Obituary: David A. Jacobs

December 8, 1921 – December 16, 2020

David A. Jacobs, 99, of Bedford, passed away December 16, 2020 at his residence.  He was born December 8, 1921 in Bedford to Abraham S. and Charlotte (Allen) Jacobs. He married

Josephine S. Heinz on Feb. 16, 1952 and she preceded him in death on October 29, 1987.

David was a graduate of Bedford High School, class of 1939, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University.  He was owner of Bedford Furniture Galleries. 

David served three and one-half years in the U. S. Navy during WWII, fifteen years in the National Guard and three years in the Army Reserves.  He was a member of American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford. 

David was an Eagle Scout and adult volunteer for more 65 years with the Boy Scouts of America.  He was a past chairman of the Bedford Housing Authority and was a founding member of the Lawrence County Rock Club.  David was the current president of Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation, current chairman of Bedford City Planning Commission, board member of the Lawrence County Community Foundation, and was a board member of the Lawrence County Museum.

Surviving to cherish David’s memory are his son, Michael Jacobs and husband Chuck Bruce of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law, Tami and husband John Verheul of Bedford; and grandchildren, Joann and Dirk Verheul.

David was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Morris Jacobs; daughter, Janice Lee Jacobs, in infancy; brothers, Pernas Jacobs and Morris Jacobs; and sister, Joy Jacobs Johnson .

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to the Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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