June 4, 1917 - Aug. 23, 2007
NORWALK Ralph C. Jackson, 90, of Norwalk, died Thursday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk after a brief illness.
He was born June 4, 1917 in Topeka, Kan.
From 1940 to 1952, he was in a band as a drummer in Holton, Kan. He relocated to Norwalk in 1955. He drove an ambulance for four years and owned Double J Vending for 32 years. He also was an auxiliary meter man in Norwalk and served as a Norwalk police officer for 25 years.
In 1970, he joined the Norwalk Lion's Club as a life member. He was also a member of the Norwalk Moose Lodge 1248, the Norwalk I.O.O.F. and the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Reggienald Jackson of Norwalk and Garold "Gary" and Gale Jackson of Willard; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie "Bette" A. Jackson on Feb. 15, 1996; parents, Cecil and Ruth Jackson; brothers, Wayne Jackson and William Jackson; and a siste,r Betty Allen.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday ay Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Fred Wiechers, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, officiating. A private interment will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Norwalk Lion's Club, P.O. Box 92, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.