Del Jackson, 79, of 25th Street, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Keepsake Village of Columbus.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan on Dec. 25, 1936, the son of Glenton “Bob” and Lena (Price) Jackson. He married Marlene Mitchell on Jan. 15, 1956.
Mr. Jackson graduated from Franklin High School in 1954 where he was the star quarterback of the football team. He enlisted in the United States Air Force June 28th, 1954 and received an honorable discharge Dec. 3, 1957, serving during the Korean War.
He worked as a car salesman for Bill Dunfee Chevrolet before owning his own used car lot. He then worked for the family business, “Jackson Tax Service” in which he took over as the owner in the 1980’s until he retired in 2010. Del enjoyed traveling with his wife Marlene and their three children. They traveled to all 50 states including Mexico and Canada, often camping in National and State Parks. Del and Marlene then traveled to various countries throughout Europe, South America and Africa.
Del loved playing golf, tennis, taking walks, working in the yard, watching football and basketball. He was an avid Colts, Pacers and Indiana University fan.
Survivors include three children, Susan (Rick) Chelone of Tillamook, Oregon, Tony (Tammy) Jackson of Columbus, Indiana, and Becky Morrison of Taylorsville, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon McDonald of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Joanna (Jim) Zaharako Columbus, Indiana, and Denise Latta of Terra Haute, Indiana; three brothers, Larry (Judy) Jackson, Columbus, Indiana, Bob (Myrna) Jackson Columbus, Indiana, and Steve (Nancee) Jackson Greenwood, Indiana; and a brother‐in‐law, Mike Mitchell, Trafalgar, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; and his parents, Glenton “Bob” and Lena Price Jackson.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Dan Wallace officiating. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum. Full military rites will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veteran Honor Guard.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Keepsake Village of Columbus.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Jackson family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.