John C. Jackson, 63, husband of Anne Elliston Jackson, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home. He was born in Franklin County on February 24, 1951 to the late William and Mabel Johnson Jackson. John was a retired Data Base Analyst for the Commonwealth Office of Technology and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Kentucky Walking Horse Association HIO, and the Ohio Valley Walking Horse Association. He was a former Board of Director for the Kentucky Walking Horse Association and a founding member of the Kentucky Walking and Racking Horse Trainers Association.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, Mark M. (Selina) Mahoney of Georgia; his daughter-in-law, Heather Mahoney of Lexington; his sisters, Phyllis (Larry) Stigers of Midway and Judy (Jeff) Scott of Lawrenceburg; his brother, Billy (Lea Ann) Jackson of Lawrenceburg; his grandchildren, Alexandra Mahoney, David Mahoney, Kaden Mahoney, Chase Logan, Gabriel Matta, Marissa Matta and Kayla Matta; and his special friend, Kris Hockensmith Dunn. John was preceded in death by his son, Brandon P. Mahoney.
The family would like to express much appreciation to Dr. James Lee Jackson, Dr. Gregory Monohan, Rose Mulberry and Hospice of Frankfort.
Services will be held at 11a.m. on Thursday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with Father Charles Howell officiating, followed by burial at Frankfort Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be David Mahoney, Kaden Mahoney, Billy Scott Jackson, Steven Jackson, Larry Alan Stigers, Brian Stigers, Jared Scott, Darren Jackson, Chris Jackson and Chase Logan. Honorary casket bearers will be Joe Penn and Reid Elliston. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., with a prayer vigil service/celebration of life at 7:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Donations are recommended to St. Vincent DePaul Society, P.O. Box 571, Frankfort, Ky. 40602; Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, Ky. 40601; and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, In Memory of John Jackson, 301 E. Main St. Suite 100, Louisville, Ky. 40202. Condolences may be offered online at www.clarklegacycenter.com.