Donald Eugene Jacobs

Published 3:13 pm Friday, November 15, 2019

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Mr. Donald Eugene Jacobs, 73, of Cooleemee died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 4, 1946, to the late Harry “Buck” Jacobs and the late Lena Matherly Jacobs in Cooleemee. The oldest of three boys, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Ricky and Mike Jacobs of Cooleemee. A 1965 graduate of Davie County High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam at Camp Bearcat. He was a radio operator for the 56th Transportation Co and left as an E-5 Sergeant. Afterward he worked in the Filament Lab at KOSA where he retired after 35 years.

Survivors: his wife, Helen Fisher Jacobs, whom he married in 1972 and recently celebrated 47 years of marriage; and son Chris Jacobs of Salisbury.

He will be buried at Rowan Memorial Park at a later date.

Memorials: Wounded Warriors Family Support, 920 South 107 Ave STE 250, Omaha, NE 68114; ALSAC – St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105; or donor’s choice.