Del Jackson, 79, of Columbus, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016, at Keepsake Village of Columbus
He was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, 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 on June 28, 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 1980s until he retired in 2010.
Del enjoyed traveling with his wife Marlene and their three children. They traveled to all 50 states and also 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 and 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, Becky Morrison of Taylorsville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; three Sisters, Sharon McDonald of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Joanna (Jim) Zaharako Columbus, and Denise Latta of Terra Haute; three brothers, Larry (Judy) Jackson, Columbus, Bob (Myrna) Jackson Columbus, Steve (Nancee) Jackson, Greenwood and a brother-in-law, Mike Mitchell, Trafalgar.
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, 1029 Washington St., Columbus, with Dan Wallace officiating. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum in Columbus. 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.