Middletown....Carl Dion Jackson, 82, resident of Middletown, passed away Thursday at Glen Oakes Healthcare in New Castle. He was born in Sullivan Indiana, March 31, 1937, the son of Ermine Lacy and Rosa Hale Jackson. He had been a coal miner before working at Delco Remy and retiring in 1991 after 30 years of service. He also farmed.
He loved to hunt, fish and garden and raise bird dogs. He was an avid USAC fan cheering for his nephew, Chase at many racetracks. He loved high school basketball. In high school he was an outstanding football player.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife; Marilyn, sister, Esther Mae Jackson, brother, Joe Jackson, sister, Bonnie Wagner, brother, Pete Jackson and daughter, Carla Jean Jackson.
He is survived by his children: Peggy Sweigart (Mike) of New Castle, Jackie Jackson (Pat) of Shirley, and Randy Jackson of Middletown, 1 sister, Lois Tharp (Jerry) of Sullivan, 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 PM at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 South 5th, Middletown. Friends may call from 4-6 the same day.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Dugger, Indiana
Memorials may be made to the Cadiz Friends Church.
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