He was born Aug. 31, 1937 in Goliad to Henry Samuel and Fay Maurine Jacob. He was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ander.
Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Jacob; daughter, Janet Tumlinson (Martin Garcia); son, Kurt Jacob (Dominga); brother, Bobby Jacob (Jan); grandchildren, Crystal Smith (Denny), Jeremy Jacob (Krista), Amber Kotzur (Justin Tapley) and Jacob Tumlinson; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Grace Funeral Home in Goliad. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ander with interment following immediately at Kilgore Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Jacob, Jacob Tumlinson, Mel Warren, Justin Tapley, Barret Jacob and Martin Garcia.
Memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Ander Memorial Fund or the Ander-Weser Volunteer Fire Department