Claude A. Jackson

Claude A. Jackson, age 76, a resident of Knightstown passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1935 in Dexter, Miss. to the late James and Janie Jackson.

A self-employed mechanic, Claude owned Claude’s Wrecker Service since 1964. He also owned and operated three Standard Service Stations and a Sunoco Service Station in Indianapolis for many years. Claude was an honorary member of the Henry County Saddle Club in New Castle. He enjoyed attending horse shows with his grandchildren as well as teaching them to ride.

Survivors include two sons, John L. (Jaclyn) Jackson of Fortville and James A. (Christina) Jackson of Noblesville; nine grandchildren, Desirie (Joseph) Ingalls of Knightstown, Amanda (Ryan) Scott of Nashville, Landon (Kaci) Jackson of Lafayette, Tyler Jackson of Indianapolis, Hunter and Caden Jackson, both of Noblesville, Kursten and Jacob Jackson, both of Fortville, and Max Olmsted of Indianapolis; four great grandchildren, Ariana Scott of Nashville, Abigail Jackson of Lafayette, Max Olmsted II of Indianapolis, and Jackson Ingalls of Knightstown; and several favorite nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene K. Jackson on Dec. 7, 2010; and three brothers and six sisters.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. Services will follow at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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