In Memory

Kent Jacobs

Kent Jacobs

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11/25/15 09:01 AM #1    

Robert C. Tisdale Ph. D.

We were close friends while at CHS and had many (many) good times together. In the early 1970's, Mercedes Benz automobiles were all the rage ... which propelled many "copy cat" cars by the major brands. One such car was the Ford Granada. Kent's dad, who was the Lazy Boy distributor for "The Rock," gave him a new one in 1974. I remember it as metallic red (but don't hold me to this) with 4 doors and ... a sun roof !

That Thanksgiving, Oct 31, 1974, was a Thursday and we had purchased a substantial load of fireworks. As I remember, Warren Fagan, Kent and I got together for a little revelry, as was our custom. Bottle rockets and a sunroof seemed to be made for each other, so out we went into Pleasant Valley and other neighborhoods off Cantrell Road. Slinging bottle rockets out the Granada's sunroof ... woopee!

Rock and roll, beer and bottle rockets !

And all was grand until, while driving west on Cantrell just past University, one of the lit rockets blew back into the car ... into the back seat ... into the sack of fireworks. Things got really exciting at this point!

At the reunion, ask me to continue!

Robert Tisdale

P.S. - RIP Kent Jacobs ...

11/27/15 10:02 AM #2    

John Bartsch

Great story, Robert!  Thank you for sharing!

10/12/16 08:27 AM #3    

Robert C. Tisdale Ph. D.

Subject: Kent Jacobs Obituary, Southwest Times, May 9, 2006

Kent Jacobs, 47, of Hartman died Saturday, May 6, 2006, in his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1958, in Little Rock. He was a graduated of Little Rock Catholic High School and Westminister College in Fulton, Mo.; a member of Arkansas Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibition Association, the Fox Trotters Breeders Association, National Rifle Association, Porsche Group North American Indy 500 Team, the Aloha America Cup Racing Team; and was co-partner in the Aeronovation Co., in Little Rock.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with burial at Kendall Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
He is survived by his mother, Pat Jacobs of Hartman; and a sister, Jill Pomet of Tampa, Fla.

Pallbearers: Gary Smith, Bennie and Rusty Hardgrave, Steve Messick, James Price, Vincent Jacobs, Michael Deen and Donald Meek.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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