Jacob Shames “Jake” Behr

Published 4:43 pm Friday, December 2, 2022

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Jacob Shames “Jake” Behr, (85), of LaGrange, Georgia, passed away on Nov. 28, 2022, despite his courageous efforts to overcome long-term pulmonary issues. 

Jake was involved in many civic activities in LaGrange and served the Troup County community well with his popular ‘Round and Bout’ magazine. 

A full obituary honoring his life will be published.

Jake is survived by his wife Dean Chewning Behr, his three children, Reisha Behr Holton (Steve), Jeffrey Shames Behr (Noriko), and Richard Kunnes Behr (Mita), his two sisters, Daryl Behr Nemo (Sandy) and Zelda Behr Tenenbaum (Sheldon), his six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and friends. 

Jake knew no strangers.

A Memorial Service for Jake will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at noon at the First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad Street, LaGrange, Georgia, with a reception to follow. 

In lieu of flowers please consider contributing in Jake’s name to the LaGrange First United Methodist Church,  The Gideons International LaGrange Camp (P.O. Box 2793, LaGrange, Georgia 30241) or Congregation Beth El (congregationbethel@hotmail.com or PO Box 3813, LaGrange, Georgia 30241), or the nonprofit organization of your choice.  

Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 706-884-5626.