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Charles "Jack" Jackson

March 4, 1934 — November 29, 2020

Charles “Jack” Jackson, 86, Indianapolis, passed away November 29, 2020. He was born March 4, 1934, in Indianapolis, to the late Omer Jackson and Mary Lou (Thompson) Kriner. Charlie had the good fortune of having Bill Kriner as his step-father, who also preceded him in death.

He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and worked for 20 years for Indianapolis Power & Light. He also owned and operated Indy Carpet for many years. While Jim Wells was serving as the Marion County Sheriff, Charlie became employed at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He went back to this work during his retirement years and served as a Quarter Master. He was a longtime and faithful member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church and the Msgr. M. Downey Knights of Columbus Council 3660. He was one of the founders of the Wishing Well Fund. Charlie enjoyed traveling, fishing, and simply loved people. He never met a stranger and will be fondly remembered for his great hugs.

Survivors include his wife of 67 year, Mary (Haessig) Jackson; two daughters, Teresa (Terry) Moore and Kathleen Able; grandchildren, Brandi (Jeff) Waltz, Melissa Simpson, Kris (Cyndi) Able, Katie (Harold) Perkins, Emily (Mike) Swingle; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Visitation and services will be held privately, in an effort to keep family and friends safe. The family will be extending invitations to those attending. The funeral service will be livestreamed on Friday, December 4, 2020, 11 a.m., by visiting the O’Riley Funeral Home YouTube Channel. Those wishing to attend the committal service outside, are welcome to meet the funeral procession at Noon on Friday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to pancreatic cancer research. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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