JACOBS, Michael J.
Silver Springs - Michael J. Jacobs, 65, passed away on May 30, 2017. Born in Bowling Green, Ohio on February 19, 1952 to Lester and Cora Jacobs. He came to Florida in the 1960’s where he became a Cowboy for Lykes Bros, earning his silver spurs in rodeo for Saddle Bronc. Mike joined the ABC Corp at Weeki Wachee Holiday Inn in the early 70’s and went on to Silver Springs & Historic Town of Smithville. Then returned to Silver Springs where he remained working at until 1999. He then went to Weeki Wachee for three years before joining the Marion County School Board until he retired in 2014. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, hosting BBQ parties, and spending time at his home in Crystal River.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Cora Jacobs; and in-laws, Glen and Marge Penfield.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Vicki; daughter, Tiffany McMullen (Shannon); brothers, Phillip (Yolanda), Tim (Patti), Tom (Nancy), Roger (Carol); beloved grandsons, Cale, Hunter; nieces, Tina, Leslie, Heather; nephew, Michael; and 3 grand nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2017, at Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL with David Hope officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County
PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860