James L. Jackson, Jr.

April 08, 1944 ‒ July 26, 2018

Galion, Ohio

James L. “Jim”  “Big Foot” Jackson, Jr., 74 of Galion passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.

Born April 8, 1944 in Ironton, Ohio he was the son of James L. and Louise Jackson, Sr.  He married Veronica L. Kouns on June 4, 1965 and she preceded him on September 21, 2016.

He was a graduate of Ironton High School and worked as a Class A machinist for Carter Machine in Galion for over 30 years.  Jim was a member of the Unity Freewill Baptist Church in Galion where he has been active for many years.  He previously was a member of the Galion Model Railroad Club and enjoyed building models of trains and airplanes.  He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and was a member of the “Do Nothing Club” at Wendy’s in Galion.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary (Rob Huffine) Bentley of Marengo and Jamie (Rick Fosnaugh) King of Marion. Four grandchildren, Tyler Bentley, Nathan Bentley, Ashley Huffine and Aaron King; sister, Julie Brown of Ironton and his stepmother, Ethel Jackson of Ironton, Ohio

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a daughter Teresa Renee Jackson.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, August 1, 2018 with Pastor David Bates and Pastor Loyd Caudill officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Child Care Ministries in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of James Jackson, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • For over 20 years, we have had the privilege of living next door to Jim and Veronica. We have lots of wonderful memories of both of them and their family. Jim was a character. You never knew what he was going to do or say. But, he was such a caring person. He and Veronica kept their property up so nicely. All of our daughter’s prom pictures were made out in their yard. Jim use to tease us (at least I think he was teasing) that he was going to charge us a fee for using his yard for the pictures. The past few years have been especially difficult for Jim. But, he always made the best of each situation that came across his path. For the past number of weeks, he was feeling rather anxious to go home to be with Jesus and to be reunited with his wife and daughter. We know that he is rejoicing today. Mary and Jamie and family, you did an awesome job taking care of your Dad. God bless you for that. We will miss him terribly and look forward to the day that we can see him again in Heaven. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with each of you.

  • Mary and Jamie,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man. We have many great memories of him and your momma when they lived by my granny. Sending love and prayers for GOD’s grace during this sad time.

  • Dear God,
    We thank you for the Power of your Word and your Presence over our lives. We thank you that no weapon formed against us will prosper, for greater are You who is in us, than he who is in the world. We pray that you will cast down every threat and accusation, every abusive word and cruel attack hurled our way. We praise you that nothing is impossible with you, that You are loving and gracious, full of mercy and might. We trust in you alone, to rise up strong on our behalf. Thank you that you are our Defender and Strong Tower, our Refuge and our Strength. Thank you that you fight for us today, and in our weakness, you make us strong. I pray lord you comfort Jim’s family and friend through there time of sorrow
    In Jesus’s name,

  • Sorry to read of Jim’s passing. We spend many years together at Carter Machine and Jim always had a smile for us. My deepest condolences to Jim’s family

  • Jim is with Jesus. But, he will be greatly missed here on this earth. Our sympathies to his family.