Remembering Rollie Jacobs, 1927-2014

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Rollie Jacobs

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield mourns the loss of longtime member Rollie Jacobs, who passed away Wednesday evening.

Jacobs, 86, was the first TV sportscaster at WWLP-TV in Springfield, from 1956 through 1984. For many years he served as the trackside announcer at Riverside Park Speedway, was a local golf advocate, and was active in the church, where he was beloved by all.

Read more about Rollie Jacobs’ life and career at WWLP.