Kenneth Wayne “Bubba” Jacobs

Published 4:45 pm Friday, October 12, 2018

October 17, 1969 – October 7, 2018
Kenneth Wayne “Bubba” Jacobs, 48, went to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, October, 7, 2018, after a brief, but aggressive, battle with cancer. He was born on October 17, 1969 in Covington, Tenn., but moved to Hampton, Tenn., in 1982. He was a 1987 graduate of Hampton High School.
Ken was a carpenter and was an amazing craftsman with a knife, wood burner, or pen. He was in the military, he worked on cars, did sheet rock, painted, and did numerous odd jobs over the years. He was always helping someone. He had a magnetic personality and never met a stranger. He has five sons that he loved very much and was a great dad. He grew up in church and was of the Baptist faith. He had rededicated his life to Christ.
Ken was preceded in death by his father, Charles Jacobs; his granny, Lennie “Delcia” Fike Chamberlain; his grandson, Keaton Jacobs; his niece, Donna Jacobs; and his uncle, Daniel “Buster” Morris of Carter County.
In addition to his mother, Carolyn Jacobs of Elizabethton, those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Kenneth “BJ” Jacobs and Rikki of Elizabethton, James Jacobs and Megan of Johnson City, and Coty “Smiley” Jacobs of Elizabethton, as well as their mother, Tammy; his sons, Benjamin and Brandon Jacobs of Virginia Beach and their mother, Jen; one sister, Terri Jacobs and Woody of Rogersville; three brothers, Neil Jacobs and Marie, Don Pruett and Misty, both of Hampton, and Justin Pruett; three granddaughters, Delilah, Kennedy and Kelsey; nieces, Rebecca, Bridget, Sarah, Brianna, Savannah and Sky; nephew, CJ and fiancée December; and two great-nephews, Michael and James Neil.
Ken left a message for all of his friends and his sissy: “I thank everyone for their well wishes, but I want to especially thank my beautiful and amazing sister for being the one that’s going out of her way to get me through this very difficult time in my life. Thank you, Sissy. I love you.” He also wanted all of his boys and his granddaughters to know that he loved them with all of his heart and he will see them again!
It was Ken’s wish to be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Friday, October 26, at 6 p.m. at the home of Tina Vance, 1249 Bluefield Avenue, Apt. E2, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Contact Geneva Ann Reynolds Smith on Facebook with any questions.
This obituary was lovingly written by Ken’s family.
Mountain Empire Cremation and Burial Services, 125 East Jackson Blvd., Jonesborough, TN 37659, is honored to be serving the Jacobs family. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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