Episode 249. Jack Hughes Jacobs – “The Guest That Got Away”…(1935-2018)
Jack Hughes Jacobs was born on March 31st, 1935 in Grayson, KY. to Ira Gee “Big Jack” Jacobs and Elizabeth Pryor Hughes. He became a lifelong Louisvillian and was a life-long member of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral where he began singing in the choir during the mid-1940’s and becoming an altar boy. Jack was a 1953 graduate of Manual High School and went on to serve in active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon his return, he became a 1962 graduate of the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, he became a fraternal member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and a “Life-Loyal” Sig” in 2003 and receiving a 2009 Military Recognition Sigma Chi pin. Jack also dabbled in commercial enterprises where he conceived & developed one of the first parcels of land along the Westport Road corridor in Eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky. A small strip shopping center known as “Jacobs Plaza” in 1969 that remained in the family until 2012. During the “Jacobs Plaza” venture he opened “Jacobs’ Liquors”-the first major liquor in Eastern Jefferson County in 1970. This liquor store served many of the workers from the Kentucky Ford Plant on Chamberlain Lane.
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