Jacob Pillis

Jacob Steven Pillis

Saturday, February 25th, 1989 - Friday, April 10th, 2020
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With deepest sorrow, we announce that Jacob Steven Pillis, age 31, our beloved son, brother, family member and friend left his Earthly home to go to his Heavenly home on Friday, April 10, 2020, in his home in Salem, VA.

Jacob was a light that shined brightly and everyone that knew him has been touched by his love for life and sense of humor. Jacob never met a stranger. He loved nothing better than spending time with family and friends. He was devoted to all things VA Tech, especially football, and so enjoyed Saturday tailgates before each home game. Jacob loved live concerts and attended many with his family and friends across the United States. Jacob was a graduate of Salem High School. He held a Bachelor’s degree from VA Tech and a Master’s Degree from Radford University.

Jacob will be missed everyday by his father and mother, Steve and Robin Pillis, brother and sister-in-law, Zachary Pillis and Leigh Lively, the love of his life, Sarah Hall, and his loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and so many great friends.

We know Jacob is now with his paternal grandfather and grandmother, George and Sue Pillis (Toad and Nana) and his maternal grandfather, Lacy Stinnett, Jr. who all preceded him in death.

Due to the issues with social gathering at this time, there will be a private service on Sunday, April 12th at John M. Oakey & Son in Salem VA. We would like to invite all who knew and loved Jacob to join us for a celebration of life at a later date. At that time, we would love to hear stories and memories about Jacob as we know there are many unknown to us. The family would like to express their thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice for the wonderful care they provide for Jacob and the support for his family. An online guestbook is available for family and friends by visiting
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Makena Witt

Posted at 11:54am
Mrs. Pillis,
I’m not sure if you’ll remember me (Makena Witt) from your 8th grade resource class around 5 years ago. I’d like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to y’all during this time.

Much love!
Makena Witt

Tom Cribb

Posted at 10:32am
Steve, Robin and family. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your son, Jacob. I can't imagine what you are going through. I will be praying for you all and will ask my church to pray for you all. God bless! Rev. Tom Cribb, Chase City, VA

David Compton

Posted at 10:52pm
I am so very sorry for you all for the loss in this world of Jacob. I pray for our Heavenly Father to receive him into His house and wrap His loving arms around him as he has with the other members of your family. God bless you all in this terribly difficult time. Rev. David Compton, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Karen Lavinder

Posted at 03:51pm
I did not know Jacob, but I know Robin from teaching across the hall at Northside High. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I can't imagine, as our son will be 28 next month. Prayers for all of you! Karen Lavinder

James Constantin

Posted at 03:38pm
Steve, I am saddened by the death of Jacob. I pray that you and your family can find solace in the promises of Christ. Jim Constantin

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