Ben R. Jackson Sr.
died suddenly on December 23, 2012. Born in Bedford, Indiana, he attended Shawswick school, graduating in 1967 from Carmel High School where he enjoyed playing basketball. He attended Indiana State University.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie (Hurst) Jackson, his children: Benny, Tracy, and Amanda Jackson, along with their mother, Sheila Lyon and his granddaughter: Jessica Jackson. He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Sandra, Russ, Tom, Peggy, Vickie, Billie Jo, Gary, Steven and Debbie. He was preceded in death by his sister: Marcia, brother: Larry, mother: Julia and father: Russel.
Ben worked for seventeen years for Dave McIntire Chevrolet; since that time, he became an independent broker. Upon retirement, Ben and Laurie moved to Salem, as he wanted to return to his home in Southern Indiana to enjoy the wildlife and nature he loved as a child. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Salem Lions Club. Ben was a man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his family and friends dearly. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and playing with his dogs, Sadie and Sammie. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Washington County Community Foundation.
Visitation will be Friday, December 28, from 4-8 p.m., funeral will be Saturday, December 29, at 2 p.m. with visitation from 12-2 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home , 106 S. Shelby St., Salem, Indiana.
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