Joe Jackson  March 18 1940  February 13 2020

Joe Jackson March 18 1940 February 13 2020

March 18 1940 February 13 2020
Joe Lynn Jackson, of Elizabethtown, passed away on February 13, 2020 in the early morning hours, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 18, 1940, to Ernest and Amy Keith Jackson. He graduated from Howevalley High School in 1958, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern University in 1984. He is a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Marine Corp, and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He is a retired officer, with 32 years of service, from the Elizabethtown Police Dept. He spent an additional 15 years with the Hardin County Sheriff’s office. He has been a mentor to many young officers over the years. Joe spent a lifetime of service to his country and community. He often said, “I had the best job in the world, and from four to midnight I was responsible for the safety of this town.” It can be said of Joe: If it was antique, he collected it. And, if it could be fixed, he fixed it. He was an enthusiast of, and made a hobby of, collecting, trading and tinkering with old cars. He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Wilma Faye Sherrard Jackson; his parents Ernest and Amy Keith Jackson; two brothers, Wayne Jackson and Randell Jackson; and one sister, Charlene Jackson Noe, and two twin daughters Minta and Tina Jackson. He is survived by one brother, Bill Jackson of New Albany, IN; three sisters, Ruby Williams of Cecilia, Norma Mink (Kenny) of Hodgenville, and Linda Nevins (Lindon) of Hodgenville; four children, Joe Jackson, Jr., Vincent Jackson, James Jackson, and Kristen Jackson, all of Elizabethtown; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; his dear friend and companion, Sharon Hayden of Upton, and his long-time sidekick, Jerome Dawson of Elizabethtown. Joe was a loyal friend, and beyond generous, to anyone who needed a helping hand. He is loved, and will be missed. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM, at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Rev. John Meadors and Rev. Scott Akin officiating. Burial will be held at the Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and continue Tuesday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Manakee Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed on-line at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joe Jackson please visit our Sympathy Store.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joe Jackson March 18 1940 February 13 2020.

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Death notice for the town of: Elizabethtown, state: Kentucky

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