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Jeremy Chad Jackson

Reflector • Updated Dec 8, 2019 at 1:28 PM

CONVERSE, TEXAS — Jeremy Chad Jackson, 35,of Converse, Texas and formally of Collins, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Portageville, Mo.

Born March 3, 1984, in Sandusky, he was a 2003 graduate of Western Reserve High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Jeremy served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Once home, Jeremy drove semi, most recently for Gomez Trucking.

He was an avid Steelers fan, who loved being in his garage woodworking and cutting designs out of metal. He was a jokester that loved to make people smile. He was described by his Military Family with words such as loving father, honorable, funny, compassionate, capable, steadfast, hardworking, big brother, selfless, teacher and loyal.

Jeremy was one of those men that never met a stranger, he worried more for others than himself. He had a heart of gold that will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Tracey (Hartig) whom he married Feb. 29, 2016, and her sons, of Texas; his children, Trevor, Lexxus, Kaycee, and their mother, Brandy (Miller) Jackson, all of Kentucky; parents, William (Tonda) Jackson of Norwalk and Christine (Danny) Thielen of Toledo; his brother, William (Stephanie) Jackson Jr. of Bowling Green, Ky.; sister, Angela (Matt) Brown of Toledo; grandmothers, Virginia Bush and Virginia Jackson, both of Norwalk.

Jeremy was preceded in death by grandfathers, Milford Jackson, May 11, 2008, and Richard Bush Sr. (U.S. Army) Aug. 7, 2013; uncle, Richard Bush Jr. (U.S. Army) Sept. 1, 2019.

Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. Graveside service with Military Honors will  follow at 1 p.m., at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, Ohio. Family and friends are invited to the celebration of life immediately following graveside services, 2:30-5 p.m., at Firelands VFW Post 2743 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be to the “Non-profit Veteran Suicide Organizations” in Jeremy’s name.

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