John Jackson Obituary, Death – On July 4, 2023, John Eric Jackson, who resided in Brownsburg, Indiana, passed away at the age of 85. On July 25, 1937, he was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Dr. John Kenneth Jackson and Gwendolyn Jackson. His father passed away before he was born. John is survived by his devoted wife, Adrienne; his daughter Cindy (Larry) Ringer of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; his granddaughter Ashley (Michael) Donley and great-granddaughter Mika of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri; his grandson Jason Ringer of Kansas City, Missouri; and his sister Martha Kaiser of Milford, Ohio. John also leaves behind a great-granddaughter named Mika.
John and Adrienne met when they were in high school and quickly became sweethearts. They wed in 1960 and moved from their hometown of Aurora, Indiana, to Indianapolis and then Brownsburg after their marriage. In March of this year, they commemorated 63 years of marriage. They visited over 50 different countries as part of their passion for travel, which led them to spend 28 winters in Bonita Springs, Florida.
John was a man who never stopped learning, and he was always eager to impart his wisdom to others. He was renowned for the inquisitive character he possessed and the zeal with which he pursued information. John was a very proud alumnus of Purdue University, from which he received a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1958. John’s alma mater was Purdue University. He pursued his education at the University of Michigan and eventually earned a master’s degree there.
John spent the majority of his professional life as an engineer with Union Carbide/Praxair, where he was employed for a total of 34 years. Because of his extensive experience and tireless effort, the company was fortunate to benefit from his contributions, which included 17 patents. He held the position of Director of Technology at Union Carbide Coating Service Corporation until his retirement in 1993.
John was a man with many interests outside of his professional life. He took great pride in showing off his meticulously restored 1938 Ford at various events and parades while he was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club. Additionally, he found it enjoyable to follow the latest developments in technology, as well as the worlds of business and investing, and he was meticulous about becoming abreast of all emerging tendencies and innovations.
John had survived his lung cancer for a total of thirteen years. Despite the fact that he was only born with one lung, he never stopped enjoying the company of his family and friends. John Eric Jackson will be remembered for his enthusiasm for education, his commitment to his professional success, and his deep love for his family. All of those who were fortunate enough to have known him will forever remember his legacy of inquisitiveness, generosity, and the art of storytelling.
Visitation will take place on July 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Matthews Mortuary, which is located at 690 E 56th Street, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112. Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 575 W Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, Indiana 46112, will be the location of the funeral services on July 8 at 1:00 p.m. After then, a private burial will take place in Aurora, Indiana.