Rev. Jesse H. Jackson, 82, of Owensville,
went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
Born Feb. 22, 1939 in Carlisle, he was the son of Albert and Ida Mae (Riggle) Jackson.
He grew up in Bicknell. He served in the U.S.
Navy at PatuxentRiverNavalAirWarfareCenter, on the Chesapeake Bay, from
1948-50. He married June 26, 1954 to Vivian (Louks) Jackson.
He attended FrankfortPilgrimCollege and was ordained by the WesleyanChurch in 1962.
Rev. Jackson began his ministerial work
in Lafayette at the SchylarAvenueWesleyanChurch in 1956. He continued to serve the Lord by pastoring Wesleyan churches in the following Indiana communities: Beaver Creek, Warsaw, FountainCity, Fort Wayne,
Elwood and Kirklin. He retired from the
ministry in July 1995 and resided in Thorntown until moving to Owensville in
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; four
daughters, Joyce Harris of Thorntown, Sharon (Paul) Bankert
of Zionsville, Margaret (Dave) Miller of Owensville, Donna (Scott) Imel of Anderson; a sister, Inez (Jackson) Morgan of Plainfield; eight grandchildren; and 11
He was preceded in death by three brothers;
and eight sisters.
Funeral services will be at Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at KirklinWesleyanChurch in Kirklin. Burial will be
in BicknellMemorialCemetery in Bicknell.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan.