Bob Jackson

September 18, 1954 ‒ May 23, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Bob Jackson went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, May 23, 2015. He was 60 years old.

He was born September 18, 1954 in Nyack, NY to parents Elvin and Wilma Jackson.

Bob and Meg Jackson were married for 39 years. He was a member of First Alliance Church.

A mechanical engineer, Bob owned his own business JacMar Manufacturing and later worked 15 years with Aerco International. He enjoyed restoring Mustangs and loved serving in the church.

He is survived by his wife Meg Jackson of Mansfield; son Steven (Sarah) Jackson of Mansfield; daughter Beth (Josh) Wells of Mansfield; 6 grandchildren; mother Wilma Yearsley; brothers Jack and Mark Jackson; and sister Melodie Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his father Elvin Jackson.

The Jackson family will hold a memorial service Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at First Alliance Church, 291 W Cook Rd, Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Beulah Beach Camp & Retreat Center for playground updates in memory of Bob Jackson. Beulah Beach is a camp that Bob’s grandchildren use and love. Checks can be mailed to Beulah Beach Camp & Retreat Center, 6101 W. Lake Rd. Vermilion, OH 44089. Please put Bob Jackson Memorial on the memo line.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bob’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • May God comfort all of you at this difficult time. Be assured of our prayers. Bob will be greatly missed, but we will meet him again someday over on the other shore! Tom and Arliss

  • May the Lord of Comfort be especially closely felt each moment. We love and respect Bob for his humble servant attitude and dedication to God. He has left an amazing legacy for the family and everyone that had an opportunity to serve alongside. He encouraged our hearts towards the Heavenly Father. He has earned his rest. God bless.

  • Dearest Meg, and family,

    So saddened to learn of you loss. Bob was such a sweet, gentle man and loved by all who knew him. May you feel the arms of Jesus around you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers. Blessings.

  • Many lives, including our own were made richer because of all that Bob poured out in his service to God, friends, and community!! The list is endless how we saw the love of God in everything Bob did and said. He was Jesus to us all!!! We savor the memories. He is now serving with a new body and purpose. We pray for you all as you feel greatly the loss and remember well. Love you all.

  • Thinking of you all …. Our roads have been different in many ways … But ultimately the same …. We are left to miss our husband/dad but are grateful for eternal Hope and for all the love and life lessons we have been left with – much love to you all-Kate ( Debbie’s little sis)

  • Lifting all of you up in prayer at this difficult time! I am honored to have know Bob. He was a blessing and is in such peace now. Our hearts are with you!

  • Having watched Bob grow from a boy (he and his brothers taught my girls to ride bikes on the hills of Nyack) to a very special man, I am saddened by all he has had to endure! How grateful I am that he is now whole and well and with his Lord. Meg, my heart goes out to you with very special love .. . And to Steve and Beth and their families. I am praying for the peace that passes understanding for all of you!

  • My heart breaks for you all, Meg. Bob was such a wonderful man who followed hard after God! Remembering today how he still sang hymns in the choir & played trumpet even when he couldn’t do other things–he loved Jesus and now he’s with Him! Wrapping my arms around you, dear sister, as you grieve his lossl

  • Meg, Steve and Beth, I am so sad for your great loss. I deeply respected Bob’s pure love for God and for others. How greatly his godliness has blessed you! I will be praying for you as you grieve in coming days and months.

  • We will never forget his beautiful smile! Always a great welcome…and the gift from him and Meg of their wonderful children and grandchildren who have ministered so beautifully to us..Gods awesome peace and rejoicing surround you as we celebrate his home going…Tears turn into smiles turn into wonderful memories..He is safely home …Praying for all of you….and love you dearly..

  • To Meg, Steve and Beth: Our hearts go out to each of you during these days. May you be comforted by the One True Comforter! Blessings!

  • Meg we are praying for you. I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through but know we are here for you always. It has been a privledge and honor to get to know you and your family. Your love and dedication to your husband really inspired me. I didn’t meet Bob until he had already changed quite a bit when you guys first moved to Ohio but even then I loved looking for him after the service and chatting with him. The last couple times were just smiles but I so looked forward to them. You have shown us what it means to be a true loving spouse no matter how hard things get. His legacy lives on through his amazing family that has blessed my life and that of my families in ways too numerous to list but know you are truely loved, he is truely missed and now I can only imagine how much fun hes having with our daddy with his full mind intact.

  • Steve, Meg & family- please know that you are all in our prayers. Bob was a wonderful man and although we only interacted on several occasions we could tell he was a man of God. And, he leaves a mighty legacy. Lean on the love and mercy of your Heavenly Father as you grieve for your earthly father and husband
    . Love you.

  • Dear Meg, Steve, Beth and families-our hearts hurt with you. Although we did not know the Bob you loved so much we can tell you that his living legacy is the tender gentle children that we DO know and love. Our prayers will continue for all of your family. We praise God that our hope is in our Living Savior and His gift of eternal life.

  • Dear Meg, Beth, Steve, and family,
    We are mourning the loss of Bob with you. We so wish we could be there with you all to share in the memories of Bob and to celebrate his legacy and life. He had a smile on his face in my last memories of him at church and he would be waving and smiling to the boys.
    We love you all and we are praying for you in the days to come. We will never forget Bob and the impact he has had on so many and on his family. His legacy will live on and does through his children and precious grandchildren and his faith in Jesus Christ that he has passed on.
    Love and prayers from Kurdistan

  • Dear Meg, Steve, Beth, and families,
    We are sad with you but also rejoice in Bob’s complete healing now as he is with our Savior. We celebrate his life and the legacy he has left with your families. His happy smiling face will not be forgotten with our family. Love and prayers to each of you,
    Todd, Becky, Luke, Caleb, Maddie, Jacob and Sammy

  • Dearest Meg, Steve, Beth and Families

    I feel so Bless to have meant Bob his smile always bless my heart . I always looked forward to his hand shake every Sunday and I have missed him. Meg you are truly inspiration to me . I am so sorry for your lost but surely it is Heavens gain.

    Love and Prayers
    John and Norma Hunter

  • Dearest Meg and family. We join in mourning the passing of our dear brother Bob. He was a great blessing to us at Simpson Church when I (Ed) was pastor. He served the Lord with passion and dedication, was wise beyond his years, was teachable yet firm in his convictions. We love you and pray that our loving Lord will sustain you by His great grace.

  • Meg and Family,

    Just wanted to share how Bob and your family had a large influence on my brother and I growing up in the Simpson Church Family. One of my favorite memories is how he took the time to ride with me to Westchester to check out my first car to make sure I was getting a reliable car. We all miss you Bob!

  • Dear Meg, children and family:
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing but we know he is in the Presence of His Lord now. We pray for comfort and peace for you at this time. We will never forget his smile and caring personality. He was one of the most wonderful men we had the pleasure of knowing.

    Don & Joyce DeRuiter

  • Dear Meg and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Know that we are praying for you in the days ahead as you say good bye. Bob was a fun man. We are so glad we knew him.

    Much love to you all,

    Michelle & Warren

  • Dear Meg and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Meg, my heart felt prayers go out to you at this time as you grieve the passing of Bob, having also just gone thru this loss of a spouse a few months ago. May our dear Lord give you the comfort and peace knowing that Bob is now in His presence.

    Bernie Curtis

  • I am joyously sad. our love to everyone. i remember our years at Simpson Memorial and Bob’s love for all as the Holy Spirit worked through Him to touch so many, Julie and I included. I will always cherish the discover one christmas as i shared my testimony how i came to the Lord as someone prayed for me at the LIFE 80 conference. that night i found out it was Bob. For now we see through a glass dimly, but some day feac to face. Live in Hope, Pray in Hope, serve in Hope and grieve in Hope.

  • Mark and Jackson family, praise God for a life well lived yet cut short. You are in our prayers. May God’s peace and comfort be with you daily and may sweet memories sustain you all. Joy and John Wilson

  • The Jackson family has a special place in my heart!
    Having worked with Meg and Uncle Al in the kitchen and having dear friends Jack and Mary Jackson, my heart goes it to Meg and family. Love and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Meg and family; Our love and prayers are with all of you.
    It was such a privilege to be his caregiver, I will always remember his smile and hand shake, eating at McDonalds and walks around the condos. We will never forget him.
    God bless all of you. Love Randy and Barb Lookenott.

  • Dear Meg, Please know we are praying for you and your family. Bob was just a wonderful person and friend. May you feel comfort, encouragement and strength in the Everlasting Arms of Jesus. May HE sustain you and provide for you. Bonnie and Kevin

  • Dear Meg,
    I was so sorry to get this news and my heart goes out to you and your children. Bob was a really wonderful guy and he will really be missed by all.

  • Dear Meg, Steve and Sarah, Beth and Josh,
    We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you all. Bob was a gentle, godly stellar man, a sweet servant to all, now with Jesus, whom he loved so much. We remember your warm hospitality to us all the times we were in Nyack visiting Jenna. We are thankful for the connection between our daughters, Meg, because it gave us time with you and Bob and also a friendship and memories for them. Our hearts go out to your parents, your grandchildren and all of you as we pray for God’s sustaining strength and comfort through each hour in the months ahead. May you experience His peace, joy and hope as you remember Bob and celebrate his life. We love you, Joy & John

  • My condolences to Bob’s family and closest friends. He was one of the nicest people I have ever worked with. He always greated me with a smile, and a pleasant personality. I wish I had gotten to work with him even longer. AERCO lost a great friend when he left us… and the world is a little darker without this man.

  • My fondest memories of working at AERCO were the days that I was greeted by Bob’s smile, unselfish demeanor and an amazingly creative mind. Bob and I enjoyed a number of memorable moments in our journey for continuous improvement. His energy and loving personality was on many occasions the drive I needed. My heart is very sad on the news of Bob’s passing. I wish for health and happiness for Bob’s family and friends. God bless.

  • I have not only lost a mentor but a best friend. Bob was a special person. Always positive and smiling. Even as he began to suffer he kept a happy face. I am truely blessed to have had him in my life. I will forever cherish the rocking chair he made for my daughter. Even though she is in a wheelchair, he felt that she deserved a special seat to sit in . Such a special angel now watching us from above. Hugs & prayers to Meg and family.

  • Dear Meg & family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s death but rejoice with you that he is now at home with Jesus.
    Sharon & Tom Bailey

  • Meg & Family,

    It was with saddened surprise when we learned of Bob’s passing. The loss of a Husband or Dad, is so very personal, few can understand the grief involved. Bob was special to everyone he knew, was loved by many and will be missed by all!
    It is my hope, that the kind words of family and friends make this difficult time a bit easier to bear. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family!

  • My thoughts & prayers for Meg and the family! My fond memories of Bob were when we worked together in the machine shop at Aerco. Bob encouraged me to go to CNC classes and was always looking for ways to improve our process, however most importantly he cared about all of us and our families. I have worked for many people, none as caring and compassionate as Bob! And who could forget the day we all dressed up for Halloween and took a ride in the restored Mustang! Thank you for the great memories Bob! God Bless!

  • It was my pleasure to know Bob as a co-worker and a Brother. My wife, Jean, asked me about him a few weeks ago. She remembered his wonderful personality and how he loved the Lord. We both wish the Jackson family all the comfort and peace that you need. “Be faithful unto the end, and you, along with Bob, will receive a Crown of Life.” God Bless You All.

  • We so wish we could have been there at the service to remember Bob and celebrate a life well lived. We are grateful along with you for the promises God gives us, and pray He will use those promises to give strength and comfort to you, Meg, and your family. Thinking of you and praying for you.

  • Dear Meg and Family,

    Bob Jackson will always be with us in spirit and memory. His faith and character made a lasting impression on us all. I loved working with Bob over the years at AERCO, and am sincerely sorry for your loss. But please know that he is fully restored in heavenly spirit, and watch for his visits in your dreams until you meet again.