Donald "Don" A. Jackson
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New London, NH - Donald "Don" Jackson passed away in New London on Saturday, June 26 at the age of 84.
Don was born on October 21,1936 in Stow, OH to John Glenn and Lucille Marie Jackson.
He graduated from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, OH with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His career included employment at Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Continental Can Company and Fortune Brands.
Don and his wife Nita moved to Bradford in 1985. They were married in 1986 and in 2000 began building their dream home, Beam on the Rocks.
In 2010 Don was awarded the Community Builders Award in recognition of outstanding community service from the St. Peter's Lodge No. 31 in Bradford, NH.
He was a dedicated member of the First Free Will Baptist Church. He was church treasurer at the First Baptist Church of Bradford and headed up many volunteer projects for the church.
In 2010 he was awarded the Community Builders Award in recognition of outstanding community service from the St. Peter's Lodge No. 31 in Bradford, NH.
His children will remember him as a patient and generous father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Don enjoyed spending time with his beloved dogs, Cocoa and Sawyer.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Lucille; Brothers James and Norman; Son Craig.
Surviving family members include his wife, Nita; son Brian (Prescott, AZ); daughters Kathy (Reston, VA), Monica and Matt Zuck (Palo Alto, CA) and Michelle and Bill Gale (Falls Church, VA); sister Marjorie (Tallahassee, FL); granddaughters Emily Jackson (Port Angeles, WA), Tilden and Zoe Gale, Eliza and Vivian Zuck; nieces Jennifer Miller (Tallmadge, OH), Chris Lerch (Tallmadge, OH) and Courtney McKinley (Mansfield, OH); nephews Michael Von Stein (Tallahassee, FL), Jeffery Von Stein (Pensacola, FL) and Brent Jackson (Mansfield, OH).
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Don's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043&ovr_acv_id=5246 or a charity of your choice.
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