Olinger, Jacob Dylan
Jacob Dylan Olinger, 24, Round Rock, TX went to be with the Lord early Friday morning June 2, 2023 doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle. (July 9, 1998- June 2, 2023)
Jacob is a graduate of Blacksburg High School where his love was wrestling, being with the boys, running the roads, an occasional fit on the golf course and living his best life!!
Jacob is a U.S Army Veteran who served as an Indirect Fire Infantryman where he received many ribbons and medals for his service. Jacob was an excellent Leader to the many young Soldiers who came to him and loved his brothers in arms deeply, always being their biggest supporter even after he was out.
Jacob was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Betty Olinger of Blacksburg; HC and Edean Rakes of Shawsville; and uncle, Jay Olinger of Blacksburg.
He is survived by his wife, Lainey Morris of Blacksburg; they have 2 cats Sabor and Nezuko that Jacob called his children; mom, Rebecca Rakes; step-dad, Robert Rakes both of Christiansburg; dad, Charlie Olinger of Blacksburg; brothers, Trey Shumate (Adrienne Crouse) of Rock Hill SC, Daniel Olinger (Kayla Criner) of Christiansburg. He is also missed by niece, Payton Olinger; nephew, Baylor Olinger; grandmother, Honora Hay of Fairlawn VA; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins who Jacob loved so very much.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Sowders Chapel Baptist Church, Shawsville. Funeral Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Lanny Belcher officiating. Interment will follow in Den Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Sowders Chapel Baptist Church in Jacob’s name.