Edward “Pastor Ed” Jackson, age 92 of Westerville, Ohio, was promoted to glory Friday, March 16, 2018. He joins his wife, Polly, and son, Jim.
He is survived by daughter Jill (Terry) Barr; daughter-in-law Sheryl Jackson; granddaughter Jill (Rick) Wulf; great grandchildren Lily and Caleb Wulf: sister-in-law Carol (Richard) Rufener; brother-in-law Dallas Haulk; nephew Randy (Judy) Haulk; niece Bethany (Michael) Russo.
Ed served in the Marines during World War II. In 1948, he joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol attaining the rank of lieutenant. After 22 years he left the “troops” to go into fulltime Christian ministry, which spanned more than four decades. Pastor Ed served churches in Kenai, Alaska; Orlando Fla.; North Pole, Alaska; Findlay, Ohio, and then to Winona Lake, Ind., where he served with Grace Brethren Home Missions. He continued his ministry as missions pastor at Grace Polaris, Westerville, Ohio, and Grace Church, Powell, Ohio, during which time he made several trips to the Central African Republic.
Family will welcome friends Wednesday, March 21, at Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St., Westerville, Ohio, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family and friends will celebrate Ed’s life at Grace Church, 7600 Liberty Rd. North, Powell, Ohio, at 11:00 a.m. Thursday March 22, 2018. Interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
With Ed’s heart for church planting, his family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Vision USA, Grace Church Powell, or on line at visionusa.org.