Ovila W. “Jack” Jackson

February 9, 2018

Ovila W. “Jack” Jackson, 89, of Litchfield, NH, a well-known retired businessman, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. He was born in Manchester on February 27, 1928, a son of the late Elmer P. and Aurore (Rioux) Jackson.
A longtime resident of Litchfield, Jack was educated in local schools and graduated from Nashua High School, Class of 1947. An Army National Guard Veteran, Mr. Jackson held the rank of Master Sergeant and participated during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
Jack founded Jackson Insulation, a commercial and residential business that he owned and operated for 20 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was involved with the Shriners. Jack also served as a Selectman for the town of Litchfield.
A devout Christian, Jack was a past president of the Nashua Chapter of Full Gospel Businessman and hosted a weekly prayer group. He was a member of the Outreach Ministries Church of Goffstown.
Jack was the husband of the late Patricia Ruth (Lamper) Jackson, who passed away April 23, 2009. They were married on January 10, 1948 and shared over 61 years together.
Members of his family include three children and their spouses, Leonard O. Jackson of Nashua, Michael E. and Connie Jackson of Litchfield and Lucinda and Paul LaRose of Litchfield; seven grandchildren, Todd McCrady, Eric McCrady, Aaron Jackson, Kyle Jackson, Nicholas Jackson, Kelsy LaRose and Andrew LaRose; five great-grandchildren, Tyler McCrady, Julie McCrady, Todd McCrady Jr., Gage McCrady, and Alexander Jackson; two brothers, Willy Jackson of Louisiana and Don Jackson of Hudson; two sisters, Shirley MaKosky of Maryland and Celia St. Amand of Litchfield; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his wife and parents, Jack was predeceased by a granddaughter, Vannessa Landry; and two brothers, James Jackson of Londonderry and Raymond H. Jackson of Manchester.
Calling hours will take place on Monday February 12th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street Nashua, NH 03064. A funeral service will be held the following morning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Goffstown Harvest Christian Church, 542 Mast Road Suite 9 Goffstown, NH 03045. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com

8 Comments on Ovila W. “Jack” Jackson

Wes/Helen lamper said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2018 at 1:46 AM

A wonderful man that helped make the world a better place for all. I will greatly miss him and cherish all the past memories we shared as young boys growing up in Litchfield and the love of his life, my sister, his wife Patricia, will always be within my heart as a light that shines ahead for me. Wes Lamper

Heather King said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2018 at 9:49 PM

He was a great uncle and friend. There was never a dull moment or jokeless conversation with "Uncle" jack around. He will be very missed and was greatly loved. :(

Don and Beverly Jackson said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2018 at 5:02 PM

We were so proud to be your brother and sister-in-law! You were always a great friend, and you and Pat were always there for as we started dating in high school! Even brave enough to loan us your only car for our senior prom!

Jim and Kathy (St. Amand) Johnson said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2018 at 2:09 PM

We shared a passion for geneaology and often chuckled at the connections of each of our families back through the ages. Jack meticulously documented his work leaving a legacy of love, hope and courage experienced by the generations. He lives on in those pages and the book he was determined to, and did, create for you after the passing of your Mom. Jim and I enjoyed his many visits to our home as we discussed his many discoveries. May these memories give you comfort today, tomorrow and years to come as this was his wish for you.

Kate McCrady & Todd McCrady said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Grampy , we love you Todd and I will miss you endlessly ♥️ We take peace in knowing your in the hands of God and your precious wife and family. It was a privilege to be your granddaughter and marry your grandson I will forever remember your love and kindness xxoo

Edward & Lorraine St Amand said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family members.. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of Uncle Ovila rest in peace.

Bobby Morrison said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2018 at 2:44 PM

I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of a 1st cousin Ovila Jackson passing away.My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to his family and his sisters and brothers.

Diana (St.Amand) Simard said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2018 at 9:42 AM

Fond memories and prayers are what we have to remember our dearly loved departed until we see them again. May the sure hope of the promised resurrection (Acts 24:15) and the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. Our most heartfelt condolences with Love and Prayers for your family.

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