Lawrence Francis Jacoby, 98, of Sweet Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Sweet Springs Villa in Sweet Springs.
Funeral mass was held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Saint Peter The Fisherman Church in Mountain Home, Ark., with Rev. James Fanrak officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Samson, Tom Elder, Dale Lakin, George Murphy, Ray Maurice and Bob Lammers. Burial was in Byron Cemetery in Byron, Ark.
He was born June 9, 1911, in Marshall, son of the late Lawrence Anthony Jacoby and Elizabeth Dehn Jacoby. He attended Thornlea School and Mercy Academy in Marshall. In 1947, he married Agnes Whitman in Marshall; she preceded him in death. He was a farmer and raised cattle, hogs and field crops. He was a pioneer in soil conservation. He farmed with his brother, Henry, in Marshall until 1968, when they moved to Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada, when they purchased a farm. In 1973, the brothers moved to Mountain Home. He moved back to Missouri in 2007, after his retirement in Mountain Home. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an excellent marksman.
He is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Samson of Sweet Springs; one niece, Marian Winfrey of Gladstone; and two nephews, Alan Hahn of Grand Junction, Colo., and Bill Samson of Sweet Springs.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Henry; one sister, Mary Hahn; and one infant daughter.
Additional information provided per family recompense.