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Douglas L. Jackson

July 11, 1952 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 69)


Douglas L. Jackson,  69 years of age, and a resident of South Amherst, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin.
He was born July 11, 1952 in Marlinton, West Virginia.  Over his lifetime, he has lived in Marlinton and South Amherst. He graduated from Elyria High School with the  class of 1970.
Douglas proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was employed as a relief man at Ford Motor Company in Lorain. He also worked at Snowshoe Ski Resort in West Virginia.  Douglas was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in South Amherst. He met his wife Karon in Frankfurt, Germany while serving in the Army.  Douglas was a 32nd Degree Mason in Oberlin and a member of the Valley Scottish Rite in West Virginia.  He had celebrated thirty-six years of sobriety and was very active in A..A. Doug loved exploring the Jackson and Rogers families genealogy. 
Survivors include his wife of forty-six years Karon “KK” Jackson (nee: King); his son Uriah Jackson of Elyria; his brothers Danny (Debra) Jackson of Vermilion and Donald (Mary) Jackson  of South Amherst.
He was preceded in death by a brother David Jackson, and by his parents Dennis and Dorothy Jackson (Rogers).
A Celebration of Life will be held by the family for Doug at a later date. 
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