Richard L. Jackson, 57 of West Terre Haute, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Clinton, IN on October 23, 1963 to William T. Jackson and Norma Hargis Jackson.
Richard was branch manager for L&W Supply and was a member of the Home Builders Association and Emmanuel United Methodist Church. He was a wildlife artist, as evidenced through his passion for taxidermy, and was also an avid outdoorsman and served as a role model and mentor to numerous other outdoor enthusiasts. One of his greatest accomplishments was becoming crew chief of Daddy’s Girl Racing. He was a master of masters, but always remained humble and kind.
Richard is survived by his wife of 35 years, June Ann Pine Jackson, as well as two children; Megan Elizabeth Jackson McManus (husband Codey and his son Gabe), and Zachary Lee Jackson. He is also survived by a sister, Lynette Blackburn (husband Willie), and two brothers, Randy Jackson, and Richard’s twin brother Bob Jackson (wife Kathy), as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 6076 US-150, West Terre Haute, IN 47885, on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM, with Kevin Pine officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the church. In keeping with Richard’s wishes, cremation will follow services. Arrangements are under the direction of Fitzpatrick Funeral Home. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on the Emmanuel United Methodist Church Facebook page. Fellow bowhunters are encouraged to bring an arrow in memory of Richard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Happiness Bag or Emmanuel United Methodist Church, in his memory. One of Richard’s last wishes would be for family and friends to visit a dermatologist to monitor skin conditions.
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