In Memory of
Dennis L. Jacobs

Dennis L. Jacobs, of Cypress, Texas, passed away on August 13, 2020 at the age of 60 after a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer.  He was born in Wyandotte, Michigan to Edgar “Fuzzy” Jacobs and Janie Jacobs, and was one of 4 children. 

Dennis moved to Houston, Texas in 1982 and took a job with the electric company where he worked for 37 years until he retired. During that time he attended and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Management.

Dennis is survived by his wife and partner of 38 years, Susan; their two children, Brooke Ross and husband Mark of Katy, Texas, and Joshua Jacobs and wife Jackie of Cypress, Texas. Additionally, he was a fabulous Poppy to his two grandchildren, Dillon and Hailey.  Dennis had a strong passion for deep-sea fishing and was an avid snow skier. He enjoyed reading and bike riding, but most of all he loved his family and was a great provider, mentor, friend and companion. 

Per his request, their will be no formal service. The family is hosting a Celebration of Life at the beach in mid-September. Details will be sent out separately and all that would like to join are welcome. Feel free to contact a family member for details if necessary.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in his name be made to Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) at


Message from
Bridgette Welch
Mon, 08/17/2020

To my Uncle are loved and will be missed.
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveler hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls
Darkness settles on roofs and walls,
But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft white hands,
Efface the footprints in the sands,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but nevermore
Returns the traveler to the shore,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Message from
Mike Oliver
Tue, 08/18/2020

Dennis was a great guy. Was a good worker & everyone liked Dennis. It was a privilege to have known & worked with him @ HL&P/CNP.
Tim Caudill (deceased last yr) had a great relationship with Dennis. It is an honor to have been one of his friends & was a pleasure to work with.
Dennis will be missed, "but, NEVER forgotten".
Prayers for his family during this time of grieving.
He has now gone onto a better place. God Bless.?

Message from
Tim Brockett
Tue, 08/18/2020

For the great memories Dennis and I had, especially fishing... whether in my boat or his! I'll always remember him breaking his good prosthetic leg at boat ramp. Luckily he brought a spare and we caught so many blacktop sharks. He was so excited every time we went offshore, from kingfish to Nassau grouper and lings,etc.!!! He will always live in my heart and mind! Dennis, my ol bud, I love you and miss your physical self!!!

Message from
Ken Cortez
Tue, 08/18/2020

I’ve known Dennis since 1993; over the years our families became very close, sharing and building memories of good times and fellowship. Often Dennis and I, along with our sons would spend countless hours off-shore, fishing the deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico; we always caught fish! What I remember most about Dennis, aside from his smile, kindness and wit, was his love for his wife Sue, his daughter Brooke, his son Josh, and his grandbaby Dillion… Dennis never had a bad thing to say about anyone; he was always ready to help and assist. He was a good man, as I am the luckiest to have known him, for his legacy will live on and he shall never be forgotten. I am happy for Dennis… knowing the joy he has, being with our Lord in Heaven.

Thanks for the memories Dennis, I will always miss you…until we meet again!


Message from
Carlos Bueno
Wed, 08/19/2020

It was an honor to have known you and worked with you Dennis. You were truly a people person and a great boss. Rest in peace until we meet again my friend. My condolences to the all the family.

Message from
Martin and Tammy Welch
Sun, 08/23/2020

We've always thought the world of Dennis. Always such a great brother-in-law. The biggest heart. We love him and we will always have wonderful memories of him. We will see you again Dennis!