Jerry Oliver Jackson, 75

WELLSVILLE – Jerry Oliver Jackson, 75, of Wellsville, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Lifeline Hospital in Wintersville following a lengthy illness.

He was born May 28, 1938, in Wellsville, the son of the late Frank and Margaret (Zearly) Jackson.

Jerry served in the United States Air Force and was a self- employed carpenter before retiring. He had previously worked for the former TRW in Minerva, Steubenville Paper Board, and Crucible Steel Company.

Survivors include his wife, Sherrill L. (Lysle) Jackson, whom he married Feb. 13, 1965; three daughters: Mary Lombardozzi of Wellsville, Mary Jane Jackson of Victoria, Texas, and Rhonda J. Powell of Los Angeles, Calif.; one son: Jerald “Bodine” Jackson of Wellsville; one stepson: Gene Lysle, who went missing nine years ago; and seven sisters: Violet “Vi” Reardon of East Liverpool, Marian “Missy” Perkins of Wellsville, Mary Thomas of East Liverpool, Phyllis Jackson of Lisbon, Sally Pinz of Louisville, Ohio, Cynthia Sue Morris of Guilford Lake, and Rebekah Groves of Franklin, Tenn. Also surviving is his special granddaughter whom he helped raise: Keila Lombardozzi, of Tempe, Ariz.; along with 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his two sons: Jesse Jackson in 1996 and Frank Schuchman; three sisters: Emma Jean Martin, Betty “Peaches” Korbel, and Margaret Dodson; and two brothers: Luther “Nib” Jackson, and his twin brother, Ferry Jackson.

The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Roberts Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Maylone of the Central United Methodist Church and Pastor Dan Crowe of the Hammondsville United Methodist Church officiating.

Full military honors will be accorded by the Tri-State Burial Group.

Burial will be in Hammondsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-3 and 4-6 p.m. on Thursday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main St. in Wellsville.

In lieuof flowers, the family requests memorial tributes take the form of donations to the Central United Methodist Church or the Hammondsville United Methodist Church.

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