William L. Jacobs, Sr., 64, passed away on September 1, 2020. He was born on May 23, 1956 in Akron, Ohio to William L. Rogers and Lillian Jacobs. William started a non-profit organization called the Problem Youth Program (PYP). William is preceded in death by his father, William Rogers; mother, Lillian Tucker; wife, Violet Jacobs; daughter, Deslah Smith (Duckworth); son, Marcus Cunningham; brothers, Leonard (Peanut) George and Greg Jacobs. William leaves to forever cherish his loving memory, daughter, Lavina (Wesley) Gordon-Black of Akron; sons, William L. Jacobs, Jr., and Marquest Jacobs both of Akron; brothers, Jentil Dunn (Go-Go), Leonard Rogers, William Richardson (Cheryl), Michael Morris (Eugenia), Larry Jacobs, Joseph Rogers (Debbie) and Charles Caffney all of Akron; sisters, Milyian Fain (Dennis) of Youngstown, Vanessa Williams of Wisconsin, Karen Rogers, Barbara Anderson (Mark), Sandra Richardson, Julie Tucker, LaTasha Tucker, and Shawntay Tucker all of Akron; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
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