Michael Jackson

County Road 100W

Michael P. Jackson, 73, of South County Road 100W, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, after a brief illness with vascular dementia.

Michael was born July 15, 1943, in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, the son of Odessa F. and Ella Mae Frazier Jackson. He was the second child of five boys.

Mike graduated from Salem High School in 1961. He served in the National Guard, doing his basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was discharged March 1, 1970, with the rank of Sergeant E5 Detachment One Company C First Battalion (M) 151st Infantry.

He joined Cummins Engine Company in 1965 and became a HVAC journeyman May 29, 1980. Mike met his wife, Connie L. Traylor, shortly after that and they were married February 20, 1982.

Mike loved to play golf at Timbergate and work in his garden, along with listening to “oldies and goodies” music.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Beck officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association, through the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; daughters, Christie Jackson of Hope and Julie Jackson of Columbus; brothers, Curt Jackson, Thomas (Diane) Jackson and Walter (Cathy) Jackson, all of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lonnie Jackson.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.