Robert L. Jackson age 55, 129 East Lafayette Street Portland passed away Tuesday in Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Portland July 21, 1962 the son of Jim Jackson and Marilyn Zerkel. He worked with horses and was a loving and attentive uncle , wonderful brother and had a huge heart. He was a member of Portland Evening Optimists, attended The Rock Church and was a 1981 Jay County High School graduate.
Surviving are his father Jim Jackson (wife Vera) of Portland, his mother Marilyn Shaneyfelt (husband Dale) of Portland, brother Doug Jackson (wife Debbie) of Portland, three sisters Jane Newhouse (husband Bill) of Latrobe, PA., Barbara Stahley of Portland and Sandy Love of Bluffton. Several nieces and nephews, step-brothers and step sisters.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Rock Church with Pastor Mark Hinshaw presiding. Family will receive guests from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to The Rock Church. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.