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Harold Jackson

Harold Jackson


   ChesterHarold Kent Jackson, 88, formerly of Chester, passed away on Sunday, June 19 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

   He was born December 7, 1922 in Morristown, Indiana to Frank Donald and Frances Gay Thomas Jackson. He attended Webster High School. He enlisted in the US Navy on December 7, 1941 and served during World War Two as an Aviation Radioman Second Class prior to his honorable discharge on December 11, 1945.

   Harold and the former Rosalee Weller were married on October 1, 1950 in the Chester home they shared until 2010. Their union was blessed with 2 sons and 1 daughter.

   Harold began a career on the railroad aboard a train pulled by a K4 steam engine. He retired on February 22, 1982 as a Conductor with the Pennsylvania Railroad after 35½ years of service.  He also worked at Friend's Fellowship Community where he enjoyed his job for many years.

   Mr. Jackson was a long-time member of the Northside Church of Christ. He also was a beloved member, along with his late wife, Rosalee, of the Richmond Area Railroaders Society where they enjoyed participating in the activities of the Society and working together at the many area festivals.

   Mr. Jackson will be missed by his daughter & son-in-law, Jennifer Sue & R. Scott Paul, of Independence, Kentucky; 2 sons & daughters-in-law, James Harold & Linda Jackson, of Jamestown, Tennessee and Jeffrey & Deborah Ann Jackson, of Richmond; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Barbara Jackson of Port Ritchie, FL, Marilyn Weller of Eaton, OH; and nieces and nephews.

   In addition to his parents and Rosalee, Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his brothers, Brehm Jackson, Robert Whitcomb Jackson, Hollis Jackson and sister, Hallie Mae Pate.

   A funeral ceremony will be conducted by James Jackson, Jeffrey Jackson and Scott Paul at 10:00 a.m. on Friday June 24, at the Northside Church of Christ, 1962 Chester Boulevard, Richmond. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at the church.



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Dear Jenny, Jim and Jeff:

My family and I want you to know that we are praying for you and your families!  Harold was a very special man, just like Rosie was a very special lady!  I highly respected them growing up and loved being with them - at church and their home.  I am happy that now Rosie and Harold are together again like the "old days".  Love and Prayers, The Landwehrs
(Janet {Wilhelm}, Allan, Lily & Violet)

Janet (Wilhelm) Landwehr Jun 24 2011 12:00 AM

To the family of Harold Jackson: We are saddened at you loss and the hole that will be left in your hearts. It has been a tough year for all of you. At the same time we are happy for Harold and Rosie. The truths they stood for and taught to others are no longer a hope for Harold and Rosie. They are a reality! We give God all the praise for being in control of timing and for always doing what is just, right and merciful. May God bless you as you grab hold of Him and grab hold of each other to get through this difficult time in your lives.
Gary Snowden and family

Gary Snowden Jun 24 2011 12:00 AM

Harold was such a helper to all of the employees and residents at FFC, and what a gentleman! I''''m sure he was a role model, as well.
What a better place he left for us.

Kathryn Schwartz Jun 23 2011 12:00 AM

To the Family:
I''m so very sorry to hear of your loss.  Our prayers are with all of you at this time.  May you all find some peace and comfort during this difficult time.  Harold worked with my parents, Louie and Shelby Bullock, at Friends Fellowship for years.  They often spoke of him with high praise.  Harold will be missed by many.

Christy Bullock Williams Jun 22 2011 12:00 AM

We are sadden to hear of your loss of Mr. Jackson. He, as well as Mrs. Jackson were very good people of our little community. When they took their walks on our road,they always took time to stop & chat W/ friends & neighbors,they always gave a friendly wave when you passed by. Mr. & Mrs. Jackson will both be deeply missed. Our prayers are w/ you all.

Tom & Anna Stubblefield Jun 22 2011 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your dad.  Had many good times with your folks.  May God give you comfort as only He can during this time.  Our prayers are with you.

Lynne Wilhelm Jun 22 2011 12:00 AM

To the Family:
    Our deepest thoughts of sympathy are with you in the passing of Harold into God''s Glory Land.   We remember both your dad, mom, grandmother, and grandfather from their days spent in Fountain City, IN.   We attended church with them as kids and also at North Side Church of Christ.   Your dad ALWAYS had a smile for everyone, such a giving spirit, and one could not help but see the light in his eyes for his  LORD.     You are all very blessed to have held him in your life.   Yes, he and Rosie are now together in God''s Place He has prepared for us all.  
   Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of such a fine, strong and "gentle" man.  
  Love and Blessings,
   Sandra (Niewoehner) Peters and Sally Niewoehner

Sally Niewoehner and Sandra (Niewoehner) Peters Jun 22 2011 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Harold''s passing, but we know where he is and he has to be so happy to be with his Rosie again and in the presence of God! We loved them dearly. They were both so special to us and we will never forget them. May God give be with you all.
Rick & Carol Webb

Rick & Carol Webb Jun 21 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Jim, Jenny, Jeff, & Families,
So sorry about Uncle Harold. He was a special man. I know you will miss him as you do your Mom. They will be together now.  
Love, Cousin Barbara

Barbara Jackson Tipton Jun 20 2011 12:00 AM

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