May 17, 1958 ~ August 10, 2021

Born in: Vincennes, IN
Resided in: Vincennes, IN

Jeffrey John Jackson, 63, of Vincennes IN, Palmyra Township went to be with our Lord on August 10, 2021, while working in his fields to provide for his family. He was born May 17, 1958, to John & Patricia Jackson of Vincennes, IN.

He was a lifetime man of God who lead his family and his church, The Monroe City First Church of God, to walk closer to God each day. Being a 38 yr volunteer firefighter for the Palmyra Township and licensed 1st responder, he has been a humble servant always helping others, never expecting anything in return. Jeff has been given many awards for farming and firefighting however he wouldn’t want them listed for recognition. He enjoyed doing many things such as driving around in his Jeep, water skiing, helping out with the Wednesday night kids program, and having lunch with friends, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, attending his grandkids sporting events and school activities, and watching them grow in their faith and in all areas of life.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife Deena (Willis) Jackson, who he married on February 4, 1984. Son, Josh & Kylie Jackson, of Vincennes, Daughter Jayme & Cody Lane, of Vincennes, Grandchildren, Ora Lane, Chance Lane, Leighton Jackson, Colt Lane, Mailin Jackson, Colvin Jackson, and baby Breezlin Jackson.

Parents, John & Patricia Jackson of Vincennes, In-Laws, Jack Willis of Petersburg and Charlene Draper of Vincennes. sister, Susan & Mark Schutz of Vincennes brother, Robert & Vicki Jackson of Tallahassee, FL. Nephew, Patrick & Sara, Ann Marie & Amelia Schutz of Vincennes. Jeff has many other beloved family members and friends.


Friends may visit with Jeff’s family from 3-6 pm on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Monroe City First Church of God, 4930 S. De Bord Rd. Monroe City, IN 47557. A celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, August 16, 2021 at Monroe City First Church of God with Pastor Justin Brown officiating. Jeff will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Monroe City First Church of God and Palmyra Township Volunteer Fire Department. Online memories may be shared with Jeff’s family and friends at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Jackson family with arrangements.



Family Visitation: August 15, 2021 3:00 pm - August 15, 2021 6:00 pm

Monroe City First Church of God
4930 S. De Bord Rd.
Monroe City, IN 47557

Celebration of Life: August 16, 2021 10:30 am

Monroe City First Church of God
4930 S. De Bord Rd.
Monroe City, IN 47557

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  1. Steve and I are heart broken, and always struggle with why these things happen. Our prayers continue. Steve and Diana Hatton

  2. This breaks my heart for you. Jeff was very sweet and left this earth way to soon. God must have needed him in heaven. Prayers and hugs to all your family.

  3. I have great memories of him as a young lad as I worked for his dad on the farm while I was in high school.

  4. My Family and I send Prayers of Love and Strength, Our sincerest condolences to the Family of Jeff Jackson.
    On June 1st of this year my family and I found ourselves in a emergency situation. We needed help, fast! This wonderful man was first on the scene. It was dark, it was pouring down rain. He never left our side. Three hours. This man guided, supported, and was the pillar to which we clung that night! Until the immediate danger had passed and He was SURE we would be ok, he helped us weather the storm. He will always be remembered with The utmostrespect and gratitude.

  5. Condolences to the Jackson family. Jeff was such a kind, thoughtful and hard working man. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and family!!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻. Deepest Sympathy!!

  7. My love, prayers, and deepest sympathy go out to Deena, Josh, Jayme, and all their family at this very difficult time. Jeff was a devoted man of God and to his family. He was also a very dear friend. I will miss his quiet demeanor, the twinkle in his eye, and the conversations we had over the years.

  8. We are praying for you all in the days ahead. Our hearts break with you
    and our love comes your way.

    Duke and Joanna Junod

  9. Jeff Jackson was truly a great friend to so many. I have many fond memories of time shared together. Waterskiing behind the old jet boat….taking the youth water skiing. Small group Bible studies in the Jackson home. Putting together the living Christmas tree. Jeff was very strong and knew how to do things. My heart is heavy for his family. I am praying earnestly for family and friends… Jeff was truly a great one.

  10. I got to know Jeff and his family during the year I spent as interim pastor at MC Church Of God. Jeff was a gentle and wise man. I was impressed how thoughtful and caring he was to others. When I visited a few months ago Jeff was one of the first to greet me. He touched many lives with his faith. His legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren. He now is experiencing the hope that guided his life. I am honored to have known him.
    Dr Steve Birch

  11. I feel blessed to have shared many trips on the Monroe City Church of God bus with Jeff the last 6 years. Many Wednesday nights on the way back to the church from Wheatland after we dropped the kids off at their homes, it would just be Jeff and myself and our 20 minute conversations which I thoroughly enjoyed! Anything that Jeff would say or talk about was definitely worth listening to! So many times I would see him quietly talking to a kid who may have felt lonely or left out or had a personal problem……..he’d put his arm around them and let them know that he cared. On one occasion he’d even learned about a certain issue and struggle a young teenager was having and the following week he brought his bible onto the bus and shared a particular scripture that pertained with them reassuring them that everything would be ok. Jeff was a true man of God and one of the most genuine and caring individuals that I’ve ever met. We will miss him so much. -Dane Cantwell & family

  12. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to Susan ,Mark and family . So truly sorry to hear about your brothers passing . May GOD bless

  13. I am a classmate of Jeff’s. I don’t think our paths ever crossed following graduation. What a wonderful man he became. I am praying for you and your family.

  14. Jeff was a good man. Our paths did not cross many times after high school, but when they did, he always had a smile on his face. I am sure he has been and will continue to be a positive influence on many lives. Our prayers are with all of his family.

  15. I first met Jeff in 1973 when we moved to Vincennes. My first memory of him was my Sunday school class with Vic Meyer teaching, with Steve Meyer, Jeff, Ann Cole, me and Carl Lichte. I remember him as a shy, sweet guy. We then had many good memories in youth group especially the trip to Shannondale. I bought my first car from Susan Jackson, a beautiful red Montego with black interior. I always admired his parents, Patty & John. My heart goes out to the Jackson family and to Deena and the family. God bless all of you, you’re in my prayers.

  16. Our deepest sympathy and prayers that your fondest memories fill your hearts.

    Jeff was a true servant leader, outstanding farmer, family man and most importantly a great Christian. He fulfilled God’s plan for all of us to help others. He truly gave more than he took. We should all try to do as much.

    Joyce and I are out of town or we would be there. Please know our hearts and prayers are with the whole family.

  17. Deepest condolences to Jeff’s family, friends and community. I had the good fortune to work with Jeff and Josh to grow research fields on their farm for nearly 15 years. Jeff was devoted to his family, an exceptional farmer and excellent first responder. He even had to respond to an emergency with one of my employees in his own field! I learned a lot from Jeff, especially his lengthy experience and unparalleled knowledge of no-till farming. He also taught me the importance of weed control in fence rows and ditches in keeping your fields clean in future years. I was cleaning up weeds in field edges and waterways on my family’s farm in Iowa when I heard the sad news. Jeff liked to tease me about growing up farming in Iowa. He loved to say you don’t have to be a good farmer in Iowa—they get 300 bushel corn in a bad year!
    Truly sorry for your loss.

  18. Visiting the Jackson family was always an event we looked forward to and sad when it was over. Love and family was always a choice to guide their life. Jeff was a blessing to everyone in his life. Jeff will always be in my fond memories.

  19. Jeff was a pleasure knowing and will be sadly missed by many. Thoughts and Prayers to Family and Friends.

  20. It’s been our privilege to have known Jeff. Although we did not know him long , we say with conviction, he was A humble Christian man. He lived his faith & served others , always a beacon to his family. He will be missed.
    Love , Lori & Bob

  21. I just came across this. I’m so sorry for your loss. This has to be so difficult for all the family! I am Ross Cook’s daughter Christy. My dad was a high school classmate of John’s. Grieve well and keep leaning on and into God for comfort and strength.

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