Jacob Matthew Gwaltney

December 28, 1999 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 21)


Jacob Matthew Gwaltney, age 21, of Newburgh, IN, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at home.

Jacob was born December 28, 1999, in Evansville, IN, to Guy Gwaltney and Melissa (Bell) Gwaltney – Shehorn. He graduated from Castle High School in 2018 and was attending USI. Jake enjoyed weight lifting, traveling, skateboarding, and spending time with his family & two dogs.

Jacob is survived by his loving mother, Melissa and step-father, Tim Shehorn; sister; Andrea Taylor (Greg); brother, Josh Gwaltney (Sydney) and step-brother, Brian Shehorn; niece, Jackie Gwaltney; grandmother, Andrea Bell; aunts and uncles, Amy and Stan Wilhite, Marty Gwaltney, Linda and Roger Walker, and Kenny and Tammy Gwaltney; cousins, Logan and Landon Wilhite; and lifelong best friend, Miles Burkins.

Jacob is preceded in death by his father, Guy Gwaltney; grandparents, Mary Gwaltney, Lloyd Gwaltney, and Lyle Bell.

Services and burial will be private with Pastor Eric Cummings officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Sunset Skatepark by Evansville Parks at PO Box 3112, Evansville, IN 47730.

Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.

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Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Jacob

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Boone Funeral Home


Funeral Service
September 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Boone Funeral Home
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

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