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Donald Roger Jacobs / August 01, 2017

Donald Roger Jacobs died Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was the son of Peggy Jacobs and the late Charles Jacobs of Hopewell. He was the husband of Evone Tillotson Jacobs for 36 years. They were childhood sweethearts.

Donald graduated from Hopewell High School in 1976. He graduated John Tyler Community College in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering Technology. After college he worked for WACO Incorporated for eight years; then, he went to work for Newport News Shipyard as a submarine designer for eight years before moving back to Clarksville, where he worked at Burlington Industries for four years.

Donald was a member of Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher Despite the hardship that Donald endured throughout his life, he always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. He had a heart for his church, family, and lost souls. He was a great prayer warrior.

Along with his wife, Donald is survived by three daughters; Cassandra Moseley and husband Arthur of Norlina, N.C., Brooke Inge and husband Andrew of Nelson, and Tiffany Kirkland and husband Justin of Boydton. He was known as “Da” to Hana and Clara Yancey, whom he cherished as if they were his own. He was known as “Grandpa” to his three granddaughters, Anna Moseley, Adaline Kirkland, and Daisy Inge. Donald also had one brother, Darrell Jacobs and wife, Susie, of Hopewell.

A funeral was held Saturday, July 29, at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Billy Coghill and Rev. Jackie Wray will be officiating. The family received friends at the church Friday, July 28 from 7–9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider a donation to Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle Church, 2326 Highway 58, Buffalo Junction, VA 24529; to the American Heart Association at or to the American Cancer Society

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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