Monday, October 24, 2016

Marvin "Gene Jackson

 In loving memory of Marvin “Gene” Jackson, 98, who went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. 

He lived in Speedway, IN for many years, was a printer all his adult life and was part-owner of Crippens Printing Corp. in Indianapolis, IN. He was a corporal in the U.S. Marines during WWII and was stationed in the South Pacific. He retired to Auburndale, FL in 1988.

He was a member and deacon of Havendale Christian Church in Auburndale, FL, member of the American Legion in Homer, IL, member of the Masonic Lodge in Homer, IL. ,member of the Shriner’s Reception Committee in Indianapolis, IN., and a member of the Scottish Rite in Indianapolis, IN.

Gene was born January 6, 1918 in Ludlow, IL to Herbert O. Jackson and Cecile (Walker) Jackson. His parents, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Also his first wife, Zula (Logsdon) Jackson passed away January 2, 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Cook) Jackson of Auburndale, FL.., 2 daughters, Sandra (Bob) Danner of Homer, IL, Betty Ruth of Indianapolis, IN; and step-son, John Somoya of Auburndale, FL, 4 grandsons, Jeff, Jim and Rick McPherson, Indianapolis, IN, Greg Ruth, Riverview, FL., granddaughter, Kari Corbett, Fairland, IN; 8 grandchildren and 6 great great grandsons.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 1:30-2:30pm at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. St. Rd. 135, Greenwood, IN with the service following at 2:30pm. Burial will be in Greenwood IN. Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Family and friends are invited to join us after the burial at Cheddar’s on E. Co. Line Rd., Greenwood.

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