Jacob Evan Trulock, 18, a senior at New Albany High School, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in a hiking accident at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana. 

Jacob was the captain and goal keeper of the New Albany Soccer Team, a member of the National Honor Society, in the top five of his class and planned on pursuing a degree in biomechanical engineering at Purdue.  Jacob also worked at Jay C’s in Sellersburg and was a member of St. John Paull II Catholic Church.  Although he was an accomplished student-athlete, friends and family will remember Jacob most for his character and selflessness.  Jacob was eternally positive and optimistic, always had a smile on his face and gave advice that always led friends in the right direction.  Jacob understood that you get more out of live when you give of yourself, and he embodied that principle every day of his life. 

Jacob is survived by his mom, Donna Trulock-Jones (Shane); dad, Sonny Trulock (Lisa); sister, Madelyn; brother, Wyatt; aunt, Debbie Trulock Ettel; uncle, Mark Abel, and many other aunts, uncles and grandparents.  Jacob was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Peggy Trulock.

Expressions of sympathy may be donated online to the Jacob Trulock Scholarship Fund below.  Alternatively, checks may be made out to the Community Foundation of Louisville with "Jacob Trulock Scholarship Fund" listed in the memo line and mailed to 325 W Main Street, Suite 1110 in Louisville, KY  40202.  All contributions represent an irrevocable contribution to the Community Foundation of Louisville and are not refundable.

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