James “Jim” F. Jackson Sr., age 76 of Celina, passed away at Lima Memorial Health System on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 1:45 pm. 

He was born November 20, 1944 in Celina to the late Carl and Martha (Trissel) Jackson.  On June 14, 1975 he married Yvonne R. (Green) Jackson and she survives at the residence.

Other survivors include two sons, Brian (Nikki) Jackson, Troy, Ohio and Craig (Jenna) Jackson, Celina; two sons and a daughter, all living in Tennessee; a brother, Tom (Alice) Jackson, Celina; a sister Diana (Bunk) Gray, Celina; a special sister-in-law, Aretha “Reese” Green, Wapakoneta; a brother-in-law, Wendell (Gayle) Green, New Whiteland, Indiana; many special niece and nephews;  seven grandchildren, Shiann (Jeff) Myers, Zach, Hayden, Preston, Kaitlin, Jace and Grady Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Emmett Myers and Jenson Jackson; and his faithful pet dog, Jasper.

Jim is also preceded in death by a brother Johnny Jackson; and a sister, Sharon Jackson. 

He retired from CW Jackson and Sons Well Drilling.  He attended Light House Followship Church in Celina and was a member of Celina Church of the Nazarene and Celina Eagles Post #1291.

Jim was a highly active person who loved spending time with his family and friends.  He also enjoyed wood working, traveling, and telling a good joke; April fools was his favorite day of the year.   Jim loved to talk to anyone and everyone, never knowing a stranger.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Monday, August 2, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Cisco Funeral Homes in Celina; a memorial service will follow the gathering at 12:00 pm in the funeral home.   

Memorial contributions can be made to Mercer County Council On Aging, 217 Riley St., Celina, Ohio 45822.  

Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Jim and his family.


To pay your respects and to leave online condolences and memories, visit www.ciscofuneralhome.com or visit the Cisco Funeral Homes Facebook page.

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