November 18, 1951 ~ October 10, 2021

Born in: Anderson, IN
Resided in: Anderson, IN

Darrell Gene Jackson, age 69, of Anderson, passed away at his home after a courageous 5-year battle with ALS. He was born on November 18, 1951 to the late Hillard C. and Robertta Jackson.

Darrell was a graduate of Madison Heights High School, Class of 1970. Before retiring in 2013 after 32 years, Darrell worked as a Bench Jeweler for Fadely’s The Jeweler. He loved to spend as much time as he could at Dale Hollow Lake with his friends and family. He enjoyed music, especially The Beatles, garden railroading, and following the Blue Angels. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Darrell is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lucinda Jackson; children Kim (Mike) Plummer of Middletown, IN; and 2 granddaughters Caitlin Plummer and Emma Plummer, both of Middletown, IN; siblings Skip (Bunny) Jackson of Colorado Springs, CO, Jim Jackson of Anderson, and brother-in-law Vaughn (Sandy) Lineberry of Elwood, IN.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above and Grandfather Clarence Richards.

Per his wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice or the ALS Indiana Chapter. A special thanks to Heartland Hospice for all their care and compassion.

Cremation was handled through Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Darrell such an inspiration to all who knew and had the blessing of knowing him So thankful for u Lucinda his Angel . RIP my friend until we all meet together in heaven

  3. I am saddened by the loss of Darrell (Always Fred to me). He was such a great person who loved life and his family. Fred had touched many people’s lives and left his mark where ever he went. He was so courageous in his fight with ALS and fought hard to win the battle. ALWAYS in my heart Fred.

    PETE (Trish Ruben)

  4. What a sweetheart of a man. He was such a nice guy. May you have the time of your life in Paradise.
    You will be missed.

  5. We’re so sad over Darrell’s passing. Such a great guy. Thank you Lucinda for taking such good care of him. You are in our daily prayers.
    Love, Uncle Ron and Aunt Barb❣️🙏

  6. I had the honor of meeting Darrell “I knew him as Fred” a few times and walked with him in an ALS walk to help find a cure! He was such a sweet man. Rest In Peace and Fly high🙏 Prayers and hugs to you Lucinda ♥️

  7. My Dear Friend, It’s been a long time since you had No Pain! I know I lost a Good Friend! I’m so Freaking Sorry I didn’t get to speak to you. Just know A Lot of Friends loved and cared for you! You are Missed! Rest In Peace my Dear Friend! ❤️🙏🙏🙏💔😢

  8. Will miss his loving laughter, his infectious smile his loving hugs ! Such a soft spoken man always a smile even through the tough times our special honorary “YaYa” he will be greatly missed! Prayers and hugs to Lucinda and family love you! RIP DARRELL!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘

  9. Probably the best man I have ever me. Not because he was my brother, but because he was just a good hearted kind man. I’ll always miss you.

  10. Such a wonderful, kind friend who will be missed by many us who loved his gentle soul. We shared the love of music since high school. Play that bass guitar in heaven my sweet friend.

  11. Darrell was always so kind and a wonderful man. He was the most courageous person we’ve ever known. You fought a good fight..the battle is over..You have gained your wings.
    Fly High Darrell…Fly High

    Love, Larry & Debra Heater

  12. I will always remember working with you at the Ponderosa Steak House Darrell and the friendship we had. RIP

  13. Lucinda,
    I am saddened to hear of your loss, but his pain is no more. You were such an inspiration to so many as a couple and then as a caregiver. God bless you.

    Nancy Carpenter

  14. Such a good close friend , even tho we haven’t really stayed in touch like I should have, we were in our very first rock band together in ninth grade. Always had good memories of Darrel. Even tho I haven’t seen him like I should have, I will miss him. I was better just to have known him, he was a special person. Rest In Peace my friend.

  15. Darrell did what he liked in his life…skilled at the jewelers bench and kind to family and friends. God bless the loved ones he left behind.

  16. I will always remember Darrell as a kind, sweet friend from high school. So glad I was able to see him, albeit briefly, at our 45th reunion. Sincere prayers for peace and beautiful memories for his family.

  17. Darrell you were one of the bravest and strongest people I’ve known. I miss our talks. You were blessed with Lucinda as your wife and caregiver. Rest in Heaven my friend.

  18. I always admired your courage and resilience, Darrell. You set a wonderful example to all around you. I’m proud to have known you, and will miss you, as will many. Rest in Heaven, Darrell, you have been made whole again, run with the cloud‼️

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