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James E. Jackson

May 16, 1951 — May 4, 2024

West Baden Springs

James E. Jackson, age 72, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on May 4th, 2024 at The Timbers of Jasper in Jasper, Indiana.

He was born in Paoli, Indiana on May 16th, 1951 to Clellon Jackson and Wilma (Belcher) Jackson Campbell.

Jim married Deborah Esslinger on March 1st, 2000 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents and (1) Brother – Kenneth E. Jackson.

Jim was a 1969 graduate of Springs Valley High School and retired from U.S. Gypsum after 33 years.

He enjoyed inventing and building things, playing his guitar and harmonicas, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Jim is survived by:

Wife – Deborah Jackson of West Baden Springs, Indiana

Daughter – Amy Atkins (Trevor) of Athens, Alabama

Son – James Jackson (Tracy) of Danville, Indiana

Brother – Robert Jackson (Debbie) of Sugar Land, Texas

Sister – Dianna Smith (David) of Huntingburg, Indiana

Step-Daughter – Amy Porter (Jeff) of Wabash, Indiana

Step-Son – Andrew Bartoo (Paula) of Huntington, Indiana

Sister-in-Law – Mary Jackson of West Baden Springs, Indiana

(7) Grandchildren        (4) Great-Grandchildren

(3) Step-Grandchildren    (4) Step-Great-Grandchildren

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Craig Chestnut and Pastor Jeff Porter on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Visitation for friends will be Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Gideon’s International.  

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our website –

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James E. Jackson, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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