Community mourns loss of Spring Hill teen killed in lawn mower accident

Courtesy Grace Chapel

The community is mourning the loss of a local teenager killed in a lawn mower accident.

According to authorities, Jacob Combs, 15, was killed last Thursday in Leiper's Fork while mowing a lawn.

The community has already started to come together, raising thousands in just one day for Jacob's family. According to the GoFundMe page, Jacob was the second eldest of six children living with their single mom.

"Jacob will be greatly missed by all. He has always been easy to love. Jacob has a protective warrior spirit and made friends easily. His love for God and his family was evident in the way he served them. His smile and laugh was infectious. His generous warrior spirit will live on through his family and so many lives that he touched." - GoFundMe

Jacob attended Independence High School in Thompson's Station, and those who knew him call him an "inspiration."

"The Independence community is deeply saddened by this tragic accident. Jacob was an endearing student whose willingness to help others inspired the love of all who knew him." -Dr. Niki Patton, Independence High Principal

Jacob will be laid to rest Wednesday at Williamson Memorial Gardens. His visitation will from held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the service will start at 2 p.m.

The accident is under investigation by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and a Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

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