James Robert Jackson

July 09, 1922 ‒ February 06, 2017

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Kearny, New Jersey

James R. JACKSON, Age 94 of Delaware, Ohio passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware on Monday, February 6, 2017.

He was born on July 9, 1922 in Kearny, New Jersey. The son of the late Robert and Ethel F. Jackson, he was also preceded in death by his sisters Ethel R. Jackson, Dorothy J. (Alfred) Moreland and Mildred J. (Richard) Kintigh.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Shirley N. Jackson, son Todd J. (Jyl Harrington) Jackson, Lauren J. (Kent) Eastham, granddaughters Eryn Jackson (Keith Hamilton), Rachel Jackson (Andrew Roth), and grandsons Graham Eastham and Cooper Eastham, 2 great-grandchildren Bryn and William Hamilton.

James graduated from The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ and Lafayette College, Easton, PA and Northwestern Midshipman School in the Naval Reserve. He served as a Lieutenant in the European and Pacific Theatres during WWII and was recalled for the Korean Conflict.

He spent several years in the Life Insurance industry with transfers from the east coast to the west coast, progressing from brokerage manager to assistant vice president at which time he founded Total Conference Planning, Inc. and J. R. J. Associates Inc. from which he retired.

He served as president of the Peddie School Alumni Association, was an alumnus of the year and trustee of The Peddie School, trustee of the Burlington County College, NJ Foundation, member of the Life Underwriters association and Sales Executives Club of N.J. Board of Governors, Meeting Planners International Association, Independent Meeting Planners, Meeting Consultants Network, trustee, Maplewood Club, Maplewood, NJ., Committee member with District Merit Award for Maplewood Boy Scouts of America and Maplewood 4th of July Chairman. He was named to Who’s Who in the East in 1989. He was a member of the Delaware, OH American Legion Post # 115, Chairman Emeritus of the Little Brown Jug Junior Golf Classic, and member of the Delaware Ohio First Presbyterian Church.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th in the Terrace Room of Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way S., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St., Delaware, Ohio, Willow Brook Christian Community, 100 Delaware Crossing West, Delaware, Ohio, or Delaware City Fire Department and EMT’s, 99 S. Liberty St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

To share a condolence or special memory visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sincere condolences to Mrs. Jackson, Lauren, Kent, Graham and Cooper Eastham, and the rest of the Jackson family on the loss of Mr. Jackson. The loss of this wonderful and gracious man will surely leave a big hole in your hearts.

  • Shirley, Lauren & Kent, Todd, Jyl and families,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayer.
    We will always remember the fun times we had with your dad in Maplewood. Those 4th of July’s in Memorial Park were very special times. He was always a classy man to family and friends.
    Love and prayers to all of you.
    Lois and Joe Mark

  • Shirley, Lauren, Todd and families
    We will remember Uncle Jim fondly from Maplewood, Columbus, and Avalon. We remember especially dinners with Jim and Shirley at their home and several times at local restaurants. Family occasions were also very special. Know that he lived a life of humility and grace. He touched many hearts and those memories will last forever. He is not far away, although out of site, and he waits for each of you in open arms.

    Rich and Barbara Deaney

  • I will cherish time spent with your wonderful family and the very special Christmas at Willow Brook. I am blessed to call you my friends. May God comfort you and give you peace at this very difficult time. Sending you all my love.

  • Our sincere condolences to everyone, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.