East Liverpool, Ohio - Kenneth F. Jackson, 86, of Shadyside Avenue, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:35 a.m. at East Liverpool City Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born November 30, 1927 at Wheeling, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Harry Ronald and Teresa Frank Jackson. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army.
He spent most of his lifetime in this area, retiring in 1982 from the former Crucible Steel Company in Midland, Pennsylvania as a roll grinder in the roll shop. He also was an ordained minister serving as pastor of the Full Gospel Assembly in Wellsville, Ohio for 45 years. In his spare time, he truly enjoyed fishing and hunting.
His wife, Yvonne Bentz Jackson, whom he married November 7, 1947, survives at home. In addition, he leaves behind two sons, Daryl L. Jackson and his wife, Amy of East Liverpool, and Kenny W. Jackson, Sr. and his wife, Jeanie of East Liverpool.
There are four grandchildren, Jayson Jackson and his wife, Allison of East Liverpool, John Jackson and his wife, Melissa of Crew, Virginia, Kenny W. Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Dawn of Montery, California, and Cody S. Jackson of East Liverpool; and five great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Kathryn McDevitt of Phoenix, Arizona, and Harriet Diehl of Wooster, Ohio.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Alice Salters; and by three brothers, Ronald Harry Jackson, Lawrence Stanley Jackson, and Paul Edwin Jackson.
Friends may visit the family at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Reverend Greg Pennington will conduct a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
The Tri-State Veteran's Burial Group will conduct Full Military Honors.
View Mr. Jackson's memorial webpage and send condolences online at: www.dawsonfuneralhome.com