Billie 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.