Eugene ‘Rick’ Jackson, 77, of Wabash, Ind., passed away at 8:47 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born June 4, 1936, in Salyersville, Ky., to Smith and Goldie (Ramey) Jackson. Rick married Doris Hall on July 10, 1984, in Elko, Nev. She preceded him in death.
He was a US Army veteran and worked for Conrail Railroad Company for 42 years. He attended Wabash Christian Heritage Church.
He is survived by three step-daughters: Debra Ann Rand, Marion, Ind.; Brenda Sue Regnault, Huntington, Ind.; Nancy (Marvin) Yeakle, Marion; three brothers: Junior (Thelma) Jackson, Twin Lakes, Ind.; Kelly (Lilly) Jackson, Wabash; and Roy Jackson, South Whitley, Ind.; sister: Carma Jean Barton, Fort Wayne; seven step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Prater will officiate. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.