May 18, 1928 - June 21, 2004
Born in Brooklyn New York USA
Resided in Piqua, OH
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Samuel E. Jackson, Jr., 76 of 64 Orchard Lane, Piqua, died on Monday, June 21, 2004 in Methodist Hospital of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota at 5:45 am CST. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 18, 1928 to the late Samuel E. and Lucy Lurcott Jackson. He married Patricia J. Harris on June 14, 1953 in Centerburg; and she survives.

Other survivors include a son, Robert W. Jackson of Piqua; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca J. and Carl Reinke, Pamela J. and James Crabtree, Linda J. Roth all of Piqua; ten grandchildren, Philip Reinke, Scarlett Rienke, Summer Reinke, Brooke Reinke, Sarah Jackson, Megan Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Chris Crabtree, David Roth, Sam Roth; three step-grandchildren, Mike Reinke, Brian Crabtree, Janell and Matt Varner; and one step-great grandson, Ethan Varner. He was preceded in death by two sons.

Mr. Jackson was a graduate of Sidney High School, obtained his Degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University and attended the General Motors Institute. He was co-founder of Miami Industries in 1953 which was acquired by MSL Industries of which he became President. In 1972 he founded Jackson Tube Service where he was serving as Chief Executive Officer. Pursuing his entrepreneurial skills and spirit he was integral in the development of the Piqua East Mall, Tri-Mark Industries, Commerce Drive and the Industrial Park project, co-founded the first cable company in Piqua known as Valley Antenna Systems in 1964, and several other successful retail and industrial ventures.

He was a member and past president of the Piqua Country Club, Racquet Club, Piqua Area United Way. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Miami County YMCA in 1976, where he is currently Trustee Emeritus and was instrumental in its Building Fund, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Piqua National Bank and later Fifth Third Bank. He was active in the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce serving as its Chairman of the Board in 1964 and Chairman of the Piqua Manufacturing Association. He served as Senior Warden and on the Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church where he was a member for many years. He was elected Piqua City Commissioner and Mayor of Piqua from 1980-1984. He received the prestigious Order of George award in 1976 for his significant contributions to the improvement of Piqua. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a friend and mentor to many.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 25, 2004 at 10:30 am in St. James Episcopal Church with Rev. Fr. Robert E. Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:00-8:00 pm in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua, OH. 45356, Piqua Education Foundation, 719 E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356, The Piqua Community Foundation, 126 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356, or one’s favorite charity. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through




Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Thursday, June 24, 2004
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint James Episcopal Church
200 West High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Friday, June 25, 2004
10:30 AM
Forest Hill Cemetery
8660 N. State Route 66
Piqua, OH US 45356
Friday, June 25, 2004

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