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Bill JacksonBillie B. âBillâ Jackson, 66, of Greens Fork, passed away after a courageous fight with Multiple Myeloma on Saturday, July 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Muncie, Indiana on August 29, 1947 to Carl B. and Dorothy Tharp Jackson. He was a 1965 graduate of Monroe Central High School and completed the Purdue University Agriculture Short Course. He married the former Teresa Knight on December 21, 1969.
Bill was a lifelong farmer and had received his National FFA Degree and Indiana Young Farmer of the Year Award. During his career, he worked for Dearingâs Case Equipment and later managed the Fountain City Elevator. He had retired from Wayne County Farm Bureau/HarvestLand as the petroleum company manager after 26 years of service. He remained involved on his farm and raising Red Poll cattle until his passing.
Bill had been active with the Nettle Creek Young Farmers and the Harrison Farmers 4-H Club. He served on the Wayne County 4-H Fair Board and had served as 4-H Beef Barn superintendent. He was a member and Vice-President of both the Indiana Red Poll Association and the American Red Poll Association.
Bill will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Teresa; his children, Barbara Soucy and her husband, Chad; and Mac Taylor and his wife, Larissa; grandchildren, Boston Soucy and Terra Soucy; sister, Bonnie Edgell; brothers, Gordon Jackson and his wife, Marie, and Rollin Jackson; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who enriched his life.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Nancy Jackson and their son Ben; and a brother-in-law, David Edgell.
Billâs brother-in-law, Eric Knight, and brother, Gordon Jackson, will conduct a funeral ceremony at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 9, at The Farm located at 2131 North Washington Road near Greens Fork. A hog roast and pitch-in dinner memorial celebration will immediately follow. In honor of Bill, be sure to dress farm-appropriate. Desserts, drinks and table service will be provided.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 am â 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 9, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for the Cancer Center, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or the American Red Poll Junior Association Endowment Fund, PO Box 847, Frankton, IN 46044.
We are so sorry to hear about Bill - he fought long and hard. We will be praying for you in the days to come.
Steve and Debby Bowman Aug 10 2014 12:00 AM
Theresa, I'm so sorry for your loss. Linda has kept me posted during your long struggle. May you have a small amount of solace knowing he's no longer battling but instead at peace. Make sure you take care of yourself now.
Sharon (Warvel) Austerman Aug 8 2014 12:00 AM
Teresa, I was sorry to hear about Bill, but his long struggle is over. You have a lot of family and friends who care and love you. Take care of yourself now. Keep in touch.
Karen Weiser Aug 8 2014 12:00 AM
Bonnie, I want to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your brother.
Helen Pietrzak & family
Helen Pietrzak Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM
Love and prayers sent your way!!!!
Ina V Alvarado Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Jackson family on the loss of Bill. He will be so greatly missed by his Red Poll family.
Bill and Angie Wiese Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM
Bill was on my mind on Saturday. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
John Byrd Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM
I'm truly sorry for your loss. You took wonderful care of him during his illness.
Although I didn't know him all that long, it was easy to see what a kind, thoughtful, and generous person Bill was.
Please also let Barbara and her two children that my thoughts and prayers are with them as well.
Please take care.
Patricia McDaniel Aug 3 2014 12:00 AM
Teresa and family,
Bill was very near and dear to my heart and he made me smile from ear to ear every day I worked at the co-op. I loved his laughter and tender heart and appreciated his humor and orneriness. I'm so grateful for the visit we shared a few short weeks ago where he reminded me that life is far too short to have regrets and the most important things are your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you continue to live life as Bill did so well!
Katie Huntsman Aug 3 2014 12:00 AM
Teresa, So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. May God give you comfort and peace!
marilyn clark Aug 3 2014 12:00 AM