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Franklin Wayne Jackson

11/02/1932 - 01/29/2022

Franklin W. Jackson, 89, died unexpectedly January 29th, 2022, at Banner Desert Hospital after a brief acute illness.  He was born November 2nd, 1932, in Groomsville, IN, the son of Lora E. Jackson and Nollie I. Jarrett.

Frank graduated from Kokomo High School in Kokomo, Indiana. He obtained an M.B.A. through Indiana Wesleyan University. Following H.S. graduation, he married Barbara Ann Pickering and they lived in Indiana but resided in Arizona in later years. He served in the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. as a cartographer and member of the Honor Guard. He worked for several years in foundry engineering.

He was proficient with computers following local and national politics on-line. He was also an excellent wood worker.  He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist church and enjoyed Bible study.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Dee. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Pickering) Jackson and his two sons, Jeffrey W. Jackson and Steven L. Jackson both of Indiana as well as grandchildren Christopher L. Jackson, Benjamin W. Jackson and Allyson R. (Jackson) Baughman of Indiana as well as two great grandchildren.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Christopher Jackson

    I love you so much grandpa, I always have and always will. You were an incredible role model and teacher and I will miss the sound of your voice every day.

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