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“Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was one of my Dad's best friends for so many years, bowling and golfing together, among...Read More »
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“Sandy Im so sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Edallean Miller - Battle Creek, MI

“Very sad about Dave's loss. A wonderful spirit has moved on. My thoughts are with Dave's friends and family. RIP Dave. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Bliz - Battle Creek, MI

“We are sorry about your loss ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jim/Angie Bentz - Battle Creek, MI

“To Uncle Tom So sorry to hear about your brother's passing. He is now in your heart an your guardian angel. Just remember all of the good times that...Read More »
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6 of 14 | Posted by: Ronnie Ray - DANIA BEACH, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family during this difficult time. I always enjoyed seeing Mr. Jacob he was such a kind and caring...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kathie Converse - Battle Creek, MI

“Sandy, I'm so sorry to here of Dave's passing. He was such a great guy. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Lebarre - Bradenton, FL

“Sandy, Curt, Jeff, Scott. So sorry for your loss. You have become family as we have shared grandchildren and watched them grow up. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Ray & Mary Inman - Dowling, MI

“Dave, "you better believe it" Jacob....a true gentleman. Rest In Peace, my friend. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Phil Hornberger - Battle Creek, MI

“Our deepest condolences Sandy, Curt, Jeff and Scott. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Don and Pat Mayo - Battle Creek, MI

“Heaven has a new Angel ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Munn - Lady Lake, FL

“I am so sorry Sandy to hear of Dave's passing. You both have been such great friends over the years.I have such great memories .George Everest told...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Munn - Lady Lake, FL

“I was blessed to be a very close friend of Dave & Sandy for over the last 65 years. I can remember going to their house for the first Super Bowl game...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Beach - Portage, MI - Friend

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David Henry Jacob, 79, of Battle Creek, died Jan. 23, 2019, with his wife of 52 years and sons by his side.

He was born in Battle Creek on Aug. 22, 1939, the son of Henry and Marjorie (Black) Jacob. David grew up in Battle Creek where he attended St. Philip Catholic and Battle Creek Central schools, graduating from BCCHS in 1957. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for four years, having been stationed in California and Hawaii among other locations before being honorably discharged. After his Naval service, David returned home to assist with the family business, Henry Jacob & Sons Mayflower. He continued working for B&J Moving North American Van Lines from which he retired in 2010.

He married the love of his life, Sandra K. Greensides, on July 30, 1966, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Curt (Sue) Jacob of Hastings; Jeff (Lisa) Jacob of Naples, Fla.; and Scott (Dana) Jacob of Battle Creek; five grandchildren, Katie, Matt, Adam, Payton and Camryn; two sisters, Kathy (Fred) Eberhardt of San Antonio, Texas, and Martha (Jim) Nelson of Savannah, Georgia; a brother, Tom Jacob of Battle Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

David was an avid golfer and bowler, and was inducted to the Battle Creek Bowling Hall of Fame in 1995. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and also enjoyed memberships at Riverside Country Club, Rotary, Elks, American Legion and Disabled Veterans of America.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. The funeral is planned for 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at the funeral home with Military Honors, committal and burial to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association or Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. Personal messages for the family or remembrances of Dave may be placed at