Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX


George O'Neal Jacobs

30 agosto , 194211 marzo , 2020

George O’Neal Jacobs, age 77, of Houston, TX, passed away March 11, 2020, after a brief battle with Stage 4 Cancer.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, George was born in Columbia, SC, on August 30, 1942. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lamar University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law Houston. He also received a Master of Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary in 1998.

George’s career spanned 5 decades, and included clerking at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, serving as Assistant District Attorney for Harris County, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, and Assistant US Attorney. In 1983, he opened a private practice, and became a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer. George had a love for the law, and carried a copy of the US Constitution with him at all times. He dedicated his life to the pursuit of justice, and through that pursuit, he was able to give countless clients a second chance at life.

In his personal life, George was an adventurer. A lover of hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and flying his cessna plane, he and his wife traveled the globe, visiting 43 countries throughout their married life. It was always his greatest accomplishment to give his wife and children the gift of new discovery through travel. He also remained devoted to his Catholic faith, serving god and the community in his church.

Throughout his life, George approached all things with an incredible sense of humor, and kept his family laughing until his last breath. Life with George was many things, but it was never boring.

George was married to Sharon Porter Jacobs on October 24, 1971. He is survived by wife Sharon, daughter Valerie Elizondo and husband Leo Elizondo, son Kelly Jacobs and wife Jennifer Jacobs, daughter Sheridan Scott and husband Adam Scott, and grandchildren Delanie, Noah, and Whitley Elizondo, and Elliott and Bowie Scott. George is preceded in death by parents Hazel O’Neal and Frances Adele Jacobs.

A Committal Service is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, 17501 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78266.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Star of Hope Mission in Houston.


  • Sharon Jacobs, Wife
  • Valerie Elizondo and her husband Leo, Daughter
  • Sheridan "Sheri" Scott and her husband Adam, Daughter
  • Kelly Jacobs and his wife Jennifer, Son
  • Delanie Elizondo, Granddaughter
  • Noah Elizondo, Grandson
  • Whitley Elizondo, Granddaughter
  • Elliott Scott, Grandson
  • Bowie Scott, Grandson

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  • Committal Service

    viernes, 27 marzo , 2020


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Bo Hopmann

marzo 23, 2020

I knew George from the courthouse for 30 years. He was always so pleasant to visit with and a gentleman in every way. I recently saw him at the courthouse in Conroe where we were making all the same rounds for our clients and we joked with one another about how long we had been doing criminal defense and the changes we were having to endure. I was saddened to hear the news of his passing. May you find comfort in knowing that through our faith we will all meet again. Bo Hopmann

William Hancock

marzo 17, 2020

No one laughed harder at his own jokes than George, but I was right behind him. His Alt son will miss him. Our great loss is his eternal gain.

Kathryn Spiegel

marzo 16, 2020

Sharon- so saddened to hear about your losing George. Although we have not stayed in touch over the recent years- I will always remember the wonderful times that we had together attending all of those Aeros hockey games. I think that we spent more time laughing and talking than actually watching the game! The description of George being such a fun conversationalist was right on.
Thinking of you and wishing you comfort at this difficult time.
Kathy and Joe Spiegel

Scott Gordon

marzo 15, 2020

Rest In Peace my Friend and I pray that GOD shall cradle you in HIS Arms for eternity 🙏

allen tanner

marzo 15, 2020

George was a great lawyer and super nice man. Always a pleasure to see him in the courthouse. will be dearly missed

Georgiana Stanley

marzo 15, 2020

Sharon, I was so saddened to hear about George. Such fond memories of you & George with Shane & Bill; superbowl parties, eating great food, smoking cigars, drinking great wine & whiskey at your fabulous homes & our times at Cozy Cove. I will always be grateful to Shane for bringing you & George into my life. Sending you a big hug from me & Bill. With Love, Georgiana


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