Howard Ray Jackson, age 87, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his home with his family by his side.
Born September 13, 1927, in Marlinton, he was a son of the late Lula Smith and Walter Jackson.
Mr. Jackson served in the United States Army Airborne Infantry, having served in Japan. On March 4, 1950, he married Anna Dreer. He worked for Packard Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a founding member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Kinsman, Ohio, where he ordained as a minister on April 28, 1974. Foremost, he was dedicated to his service to the church and devoted to his family.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing with his family, building puzzles with his wife and will be forever remembered for his infectious smile.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Oris Jackson, Alfred Jackson and Guy Jackson.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anna Jackson, of Kinsman, Ohio; two daughters, Rosalie E. Mott, and husband, Frederick, of Kinsman, Ohio, and Mary E. Else, and husband, James, of Alaska; a son, Phillip R. Jackson, and wife, Francine, of Kinsman, Ohio; six grandchildren, Rachel, Megan, Timothy, Zachary, Andrew and Tyler; three sisters, Evelyn Sparks, and husband, David, of Marlinton, Eleanor Hamrick, and husband, Clifford, of Mill Creek, and Betty Krumpe, and husband, Chuck, of Kinsman, Ohio; two brothers, Elmer Jackson, and wife, Helen, of Elkins, and Ward Jackson, and wife, Wilda, of Warren, Ohio; and nine great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Funeral service was May 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ, Kinsman, Ohio, with Pastor Philip R. Jackson officiating. Interment was in Kinsman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ, Kinsman, Ohio; or Hospice of the Valley, 5000 East Market Street, #19, Kinsman, OH 44484.
Online condolences may be made at www.baumgardenfuneralhomes.com