Ralph C. Jackson, 90, of Norwalk, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, after a brief illness.
He was born June 4, 1917, in Topeka, Kan. From 1940-52, he was a drummer in a band in Holton, Kan. He relocated to Norwalk in 1955. He drove ambulance for four years and owned Double J Vending for 32 years. He was also an auxiliary meter man in Norwalk and served as a Norwalk police officer for 25 years. In 1970, he joined the Norwalk Lions Club as a life member and was also a member of the Norwalk Moose Lodge 1248, the Norwalk I.O.O.F. and the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711.
He is survived by his sons, Reggienald Jackson of Norwalk and Garold "Gary" (Gale) Jackson of Willard; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie "Bette" A. Jackson on Feb. 15, 1996; his parents, Cecil and Ruth Jackson; two brothers, Wayne and William Jackson; and sister, Betty Allen.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Fred Wiechers, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, will officiate. A private interment will be at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to the Norwalk Lion's Club, P.O. Box 92, Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.