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William Jay Jackson

William  Jay Jackson, 82, of Antwerp passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

Jay was born in Cecil on April 5, 1932, a son of the late Mary (Bakle) and Jay  Jackson.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked at Navistar. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish; Antwerp VFW & Conservation Club and enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Card Room.  

On Dec. 2, 1961 Jay married Billie Jean Vail.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Billie Jean; children, Lilly "Jacqui" DeLauer of Columbus; Leonard (Rose) of Grabill, IN, Kevin & Robert (Susan) both of Mark Center, Phillip (Stacy) of Cecil, Eric of Antwerp, Jennie (Jason) Saylor of Mark Center & William (Emily) of Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren.

Jay was also preceded in death by his siblings, Ruth Dysinger, Alice Miller, Violet Noneman, Pauline Shong, John, Donald, Paul, Joe & Bob Jackson.

His funeral mass is Tuesday, 11 am Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Antwerp.

Viewing is Monday, 2-4 & 6-7:30 pm with a Vigil & Rosary service at 7:30 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Viewing is also Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 am at the funeral home.

He will be laid to rest at Rochester Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials are to The Card Room c/o J. Hunt

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com .

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Susan and family, Sorry to hear of your loss of a loved one. Keeping all of the family in our prayers.Stay close as a family and this will help with the sorrow.You will have allot of memories to recall. God be with each and everyone and he will help you heal.RIP Mr Jackson.

Joe & Judy Phlipot Feb 25 2015 12:00 AM

We're sorry to hear about your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.  God Bless!

An ol' wise man told me once, "Time doesn't heal anything.  It's what you do with that time."

Botteron Feb 24 2015 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to learn of your loss. Words cannot express it enough. God be with you and the family at your time of sorrow. Peace be with you.

Denver & Jackie Zeedyk Feb 23 2015 12:00 AM

Will Em and family  I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Hold his memories close to your hearts. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Gail Stout Feb 23 2015 12:00 AM

Jay was a very kind and caring man that was a good friend to my Dad. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all.

Linda & Pudge Kennedy Feb 22 2015 12:00 AM