Walter Jackson


Walter S. “Walt” Jackson Sr., 64, of Fostoria, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Toledo Hospital, in Toledo.

He was born on August 22, 1952 in Fostoria to the late Thadeus D. and Julia Mae (Dixie) Jackson.  He married Sharon Kelley (Fuller) on November 27, 1999 at the River of Life Church in Fostoria and she survives him.  Also surviving are nine children; five sons, and four daughters; two step-daughters and four step-sons; numerous grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Dixie, of Findlay and Duane Jackson, of Fostoria; two sisters, Barbara Scott, of Sandusky and Nina Charlton, of Fostoria. Many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews will also survive him.  He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Irvin Morton.

Walt attended Higher Grounds Ministries in Fostoria and had been an employee of Atlas Crankshaft and Findlay Industries. He enjoyed cars, loved to talk, and loved to bar-b-que and have his family attend. He loved to listen to all genres of music, and knew who sang a song as soon as it came on. Walt loved to talk, and if he hadn’t seen you in a while he would talk to you for hours. His laugh was infectious and rocked his entire body. But, above all he believed in God and knew that God had always had a plan for his life.

Walt would do anything within his ability for friends or family.  A friend of his states it best “To know Walt you had to understand him. To understand Walt it was a must to know him.  He was a man who had strong values on friendship.  He was the type to give his shirt off his back to you if you were a friend.”

 Visitation will be from 10 – 11 am on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.  Funeral services will begin 11am at the funeral home with Apostle Derrick Morant and Prophetess Tonee Morant, presiding. 

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Tami (Lynn) Jones-Talmadge

My dear sweet friend. Walt and I go back to walking to Longfellow Elementary School. My fondest memories of Walt was roller skating with him. He and I had a connection on the rink that no one could compete with. My condolences to his wife and children. Please remember we will see our loved one again. He will be missed physically but spiritually he will be in our heart, mind, and soul forever.

 Posted February 13, 2017 - 8:37am
Elaine Dixie

We present to you and your extended family sincere condolence in the loss of Walter. Walt had that infectious laugh that resonates in my mind. We miss him.

 Posted February 10, 2017 - 3:56pm
Rochelle Hall

Dear Family,

We send our heartfelt love and sympathy for one who will be truly missed. Rest in Peace Walter.

Kenneth Hall, Jr. & Rochelle Dixie-Hall

 Posted February 9, 2017 - 2:47pm
Gwen Mays

Dear Family members,
Words can not express our sadness in hearing the news of Walt, Edd worked with Walt at Atlas and he was a long time friend of ours. We lift you up in our prayers and thoughts as you go through this difficult time. God be the strength around you and hold you in HIS loving arms.
Yours in Christ,
Edd and Gwen (Jones) Mays

 Posted February 8, 2017 - 1:56pm
Connie Covington

My love, thoughts and prayers are with with each and everyone of Walter's family members , our family and his friends.

May The Lord wrap His loving arms around each of you. May He give you peace, comfort and strength.

Remember the promises of God.

I love you family. ❤ God bless each and e everyone of you.

Walter will be greatly missed. ❤

 Posted February 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
william (bill) miler

to the Jackson family
I haven't seen walt since I was in junior high school but remember him as a great guy ...he will be missed by all that knew him....

 Posted February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

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