Kelly Jackson, 91, Wabash, died 8:35 a.m., Monday, July 12, 2021, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash. He was born on June 23, 1930, in Salyersville, Ky., to Smith and Goldie (Ramey) Jackson.
Kelly married Lilly Robinson on June 11, 1955, in Liberty Mills. He retired from Conrail Railroad. He enjoyed building bird houses, watching westerns on televisions, and his career with the railroad.
He is survived by his wife, Lilly Jackson of Wabash; daughter, Lynna Bishop of North Manchester; two grandsons, Thomas (Patricia) Bishop of North Manchester; and Joseph (Ginger) Bishop of Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren: Destiny Bishop of Peru; Natasha Bishop of Kokomo; Hannah Swick of Muncie; Joseph C. Bishop of Indianapolis; Melisa Callahan of North Manchester; Shane Jones of Huntington; and Angie Baker of Rochester; and eight great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 16 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Alzheimer’s Association.