Jacob Michael Wilson

May 23, 1989 - December 2, 2017

05/23/1989 - 12/02/2017

Past Services

Saturday December 09, 2017
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Saturday December 09, 2017
11:30 am
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Moundsville, WV

Jacob Michael Wilson, 28, of Glen Dale, WV passed away Saturday December 2, 2017 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.
Born May 23, 1989 in Wheeling, WV, son of Dani Jo (Canestraro) and Mike Wilson of Glen Dale.
Jacob was a 2008 graduate of John Marshall High School, member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale, avid hunter and fisherman, fishing was Jacob’s true love in life.
He was an inspector and hard bander in the gas and oil fields. Jacob was employed by Southern Tool Inspection, JLE and Inspection Oil Fields Services where he was a level II inspector, he was often called “Swiss Army Knife” because of all the certificates that he had earned.
Jacob was proud that he was an organ donor, hoping that one day his death could lead to a new life for his organ recipient
Jacob was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rich “Pap” and Joan “Baka” Canestraro and paternal grandfather, Donald Wilson.
In addition to his parents, Jacob, is survived by his sister, Holly (Joe) and their children Gwen and Richie Blatt all of Morgantown, WV; paternal grandmother, Barbara Wilson of Williamstown; three aunts, Sue Huggins, Jane Wilson (Godmother) & Bobbi Cranston; two uncles, John Wilson (Godfather) and his “Hinton” fishing trip buddy, Rik Canestraro- basically his best friend growing up who taught him how to hunt and fish; his special person, April Burkett of Glen Dale; Ed Brinkman, his remodeling brother; Rick Grrzeszczak his 4-Wheeling, hunting brother with tons of crazy stories to tell on for years and his cat Harley.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 9:30 am until 11:15 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby & Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, Followed by a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church as 11:30am with Rev That Son serving as Celebrant.
Interment of cremains will take place at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army at 700 Jefferson Avenue Moundsville WV 26041 or a scholarship in Jacob’s name at BB&T Bank in Moundsville for a student going into a technical trade.

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5 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in God’s promise found at
Revelation 21: 3&4. Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.

5 years ago

I’m so sorry you lost such a special person. It is heartbreaking to lose someone so young. Our heavenly Father feels the pain also because he never purposed for us to die. He views death as an enemy and has promised to bring our loved ones back to us. (1 Corinthians 15:26, John 5:28, 29) At that time our tears of pain will be turned into tears of joy. May this hope bring you comfort at this difficult time. My sincere condolences,

Dave & Mae Gill
5 years ago

Dearest Daniel Jo, Mike and family,
Heartfelt condolences to everyone. Although no words conveyed help, knowing people care and share your loss is beyond comprehending at this time To lose a child, no matter the age, is so hard to wrap our thoughts around. We were never promised an eternal home here on earth.
I’m sure pap and he are exchanging all kind of stories. Memories – that will help get you through this very difficult time. Prayers for strength, comfort and healing.

Kim Wood
5 years ago

Mike, Dani Jo , Holly and family … We are heartbroken at Jake’s passing . Taylor and I have spent time talking about memories . Our thoughts and prayers for peace are with you . Kim, Taylor and Jessi Wood

Lorraine Connell
5 years ago

Prayers and thoughts are with Wilson — Canestraro families. Always remember the good times!!

The Hill Family, John , Sue & John
5 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss.. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

JoAnn Dantrassy
5 years ago

Mike and Dani and family We are so sorry for all of you! Thoughts and prayers to you. Keeping an eye out on your house. Chuck and JoAnn

J cox
5 years ago

e was an amazing friend. Will be forever missed

5 years ago

The first time I met Jake I was talking to April about my dog. He’s a labradoodle (a mix between a labrador retriever and a standard poodle) Now, mind you we haven’t even been formerly introduced yet, he was in the living room and we were in the kitchen. I said something to April about how poodles make good hunting dogs. He came running in the kitchen and looked at April and said “She knows that poodles make good hunting dogs, I like her already!, Hi, I’m Jake” I’ll never forget that.
Even though I didn’t know Jake that long, he felt like a big brother to me. He was one of a kind and will be missed dearly.

Brian Vorselen
5 years ago

Mike and Dani Jo, I am still in shock, as I am sure you are. This young man is gone much too soon. I always tried to help Jacob, no matter where he worked. He drove me batty at times but he always did whatever I asked of him, and I couldn’t ask any more than that. I wish I could have done more. In behalf of the oil and gas inspection service industry, thank you Jacob for your jobs well done. Rest easy now with no worries.