BYRON C. JACKSON, 80

BYRON C. JACKSON, 80, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at Parkview Hospital. A Fort Wayne native, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a B-24 pilot. Mr. Jackson received his B.S. and M.A. from Ball State University and served as a principal for Fort Wayne Community Schools for 35 years, retiring in 1983, after a proud and dedicated career contributing to the education of children in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Patricia H. Jackson; sons, Rev. Dennis H. (Gale) Jackson of Black Mountain, N.C. and Douglas C. (Beth) Jackson of Angola; daughter, Jennifer J. Thompson of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Keely, (Daniel) Boomhower of Princeton, N.J., Megan (Matthew) Kemper of Davidson, N.C., Clinton Jackson of Angola, Emily (Brady) McCord of Fort Wayne, Boyd Jackson of Angola, and Leigh Byron Kuleff of Fort Wayne; great-grandchildren, Jenna Kemper, Brady McCord Jr., Eleanor Boomhower and John Byron Kemper; and sisters, Jane Perretta and Sue Winkleblack, both of Fort Wayne.

Memorial Service was Saturday, December 4, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St. The family received friends following the service at a reception in Wagenhals Hall.

Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St.

The preferred memorial is Trinity English Lutheran Church.

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