Jackson, David

Written by David Green.

David L. Jackson, 66, of Morenci, Mich., died June 15, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 12, 1947, in Hudson, Mich., the son of Ethelyn (Hough) Mackey and the late Verl Jackson. He married Diane Wilson on Aug. 28, 1993, and she survives.

David was a graduate of Hudson High School, and retired from M&S Manufacturing in Hudson. He was a member of the Morenci American Legion #368 and the Morenci Eagles #1297. He served in the United States Navy from 1966-1970. He was known as a loving husband, brother, father, son, grandfather and uncle. He loved fishing, gardening and woodworking.

David is survived by two sons, James (and Tina) Jackson of Delaware, Ohio, and Marc (and Emily) Jackson of Onsted, Mich.; six grandchildren, Jarren, Reese, Sharianne, and Shelby Jackson, and Cameron and Christopher Mathews; mother, Ethelyn Mackey of Ruskin, Fla.; a brother, Jeff (and Sue) Jackson of Palm Harbor, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and close family friends Janice (and Dennis) Halliwill and their children, Steven and Susan.

Visitation is planned from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Military rites  conducted by the Hannan-Colvin Post #180 will follow at 5 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County or Morenci Area EMS.

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