He was born on January 29, 1938 in Morocco, Indiana, along with his twin sister to Charles and Mary (Madison) Reagan.
He attended Morocco High School.
On April 4, 1959 he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Storey. To this union three children were born, Jay, Todd and Shanna.
Jake was a small business owner for several years. He then started driving a truck until retiring and buying a small farm in Cabool. He worked on clearing the land as his health permitted and raising a few cows.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred, Archie and Clifford; and his twin sister, Clara May Minas.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy of the home; son, Jay Reagan and wife Gena of Arlington, Texas; son, Todd Reagan of Cabool; daughter, Shanna Patterson and husband Scott of Arnold, Missouri; six grandchildren, Krista Robison and husband Brady, Heather Reagan, Ashley Pitts and husband Davey, Taylor Reagan and wife Brooke, Tori Reagan and Lauren Patterson; five great-grandchildren, Jayden Robison, Caleb Pitts, Emilee Pitts, Adelynn Reagan and McKynzie Robison; sisters, Geneva Reagan and companion Harold Starr of Monticello, Indiana, Beatrice Wolford of Buffalo, Indiana, and Rosie Wolford and husband Elmer of Sugar Tree, Tennessee; and brother, Les Reagan and wife Bev of Hobart, Indiana.
Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Cabool Cemetery with David Carroll officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Osborn, D.J. Wright, Taylor Reagan, David Walker, Rodney Dotson and Martin Denis. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Cabool Senior Center Meals on Wheels Program c/o the funeral home.