Jack Denis Edward Jackson, age 71, passed away July 12, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He spent over 37 years living in this community. Jack loved a small town setting. He was born to Edward and Doris Jackson on September 27, 1946 in Seymour, Indiana. The same small town John Mellencamp wrote and sang about in 1985. Jack loved photography. He had the true eye of an artist and could see beauty in so many things. He found nothing more beautiful than his wife of 31 years. He married the love of his life Consuelo Turner Jackson on April 4, 1987. They met right here in Colorado Springs. They were both very passionate about dance, music and life. They spent their honeymoon in Disney World. Jack enjoyed life more than most. He has a bigger than life sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Especially those closest to him. He enjoyed all aspects of sci-fi and was considered very future minded. He looked past the sky and into the stars. That is where he would dream and reach for a better world. Jack spent over 25 years as the Director of Marketing for Enercon Windows and Siding. He and his wife also owned and operated Casino Party Services. This allowed them to travel and develop lifelong friendships all over the world. Most people would call Jack a nature lover. He was kind to animals and will be missed everyday by his little Dixie.
Jack is survived by his wife Consuelo Turner-Jackson; his children Stacy Jackson-Henning, Ryan Jackson, Brian Jackson, Kelly Baker and Tracy Carrol; his grandchildren Draven Henning, Aria Henning, Larissa Carrol, Joseph Carrol, Jessica Jorgenson; great-grandchild Jackson Mitchell; his sister Janice Cokley and his beloved Dixie.
The family would like to express a very special and heartfelt thank you to Memorial North Hospital ICU, Peak Vista Pharmacy, Dr. Burns and Dr. Rains.
Visitation will be held Thursday July 19, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Return to Nature Funeral Home parlor, 123 East Las Animas Street. Everyone is welcome to please come and pay your respects to the wonderful man and family. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00am Friday, July 20, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery. 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Well I was born in a small town, And I live in a small town, Probably die in a small town, Oh, those small communities, All my friends are so small town, My parents live in the same small town, My job is so small town, Provides little opportunity, Educated in a small town, Taught the fear of Jesus in a small town, Used to daydream in that small town, Another boring romantic that’s me, But I’ve seen it all in a small town, Had myself a ball in a small town, Married an L.A. doll and brought her to this small town, Now she’s small town just like me, No I cannot forget where it is that I come from, I cannot forget the people who love me, Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town, And people let me be just what I want to be, Got nothing against a big town, Still hayseed enough to say, Look who’s in the big town, But my bed is in a small town, Oh, and that’s good enough for me, Well I was born in a small town, And I can breathe in a small town, Gonna die in this small town, And that’s probably where they’ll bury me…
Services are under the direction of Return to Nature Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado www.returntonaturecolorado.com