Eugene Jackson, 77

Eugene "Rick" Jackson, 77, Wabash, died at 8:47 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was born June 4, 1936 in Salyersville, Ky. to Smith and Goldie (Ramey) Jackson.

Rick married Doris Hall on July 10, 1984, in Elko, Nev.  She died Nov. 2, 2012.  He was a US Army veteran and worked for Conrail Railroad Company for 42 years.  He attended Wabash Christian Heritage Church.

He is survived by three step-daughters, Debra Ann Rand, Marion, Brenda Sue Regnault, Huntington, and Nancy (Marvin) Yeakle, Marion; three brothers, Junior (Thelma) Jackson, Twin Lakes, Kelly (Lilly) Jackson, Wabash, and Roy Jackson, South Whitley; sister, Carma Jean Barton, Fort Wayne; seven step-grandchildren and 10 step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 12-2 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Rick may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jun 24