August 8 1944 March 30 2020
James R. Jacobs, 75, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House at 4:02 a.m. in the loving arms of his wife, Mary Ann. James was born on August 8, 1944 in Bloomington; the son of James E. and Ruby M. (Langley) Jacobs. James E. Jacobs began J&S Locksmith in 1956. Jim worked with his dad as a young teenager and following his graduation from Bloomington High School in 1962, joined full time. When his father suddenly passed in 1963, Jim took over the family business with the help of his brother, Max. For over 50 years, Jim and Max worked side-by-side together at J & S Locksmith, which to this day remains in the Jacobs family, a proud accomplishment for Jim, to carry on his father’s original business. Jim served in the National Guard in the 1960’s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 18, Bloomington Elks Lodge 446 and Moose Lodge 1081. He enjoyed traveling all over, especially cruising and casinos. Jim is survived by his loving wife 54 years, Mary Ann Jacobs; daughters, Julie Roberts (husband, Scott) of Bloomington, Angela LaFary (husband, Nick) of Martinsville; sister Judy Jacobs of Ellettsville; brother, Jerry Jacobs (wife, Phyllis) of Lincolnton, NC; granddaughters, Alexis Roberts of Rochester, NY, Samantha Roberts of Indianapolis, IN, Riley May of Martinsville, IN and Libby Lafary of Martinsville, IN; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, James E. and Ruby (Langley) Jacobs and brother, Max E. Jacobs. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date at the home of Jim and Mary Ann. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James “Jim” R. Jacobs please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James Jim R Jacobs August 8 1944 March 30 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Bloomington, state: Indiana