Kenneth N. "Ken" Jackson Jr.

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Hobbs Funeral Home - South Portland - South Portland
230 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME
04106
(207)-799-4472
Obituary

PORTLAND - Kenneth N. "Ken" Jackson Jr. passed away on Sunday November 11th 2018 at Maine Medical center in Portland after a short hospitalization. He was predeceased by his loving wife "Happy" in 2010. Ken was born in Augusta in 1931, the only child of Kenneth N. and Grace Jackson Sr. He attended schools in Augusta graduating from Cony High School in 1949. He also graduated from Wentworth Institute in Boston for Diesel Mechanics. Ken was proud that he served his country in the Army, stationed in Japan. He worked for The Sheridan Corporation for many years starting in Fairfield and opening an office in Portland. He sold many Butler steel buildings during his career and made many friends in the process.Ken loved living at The Park Danforth and talked with everyone. He always had dog biscuits from the bank and gave as treats for the residents dogs. And he enjoyed giving a lolly-pop to the dogs owners. His stories of his many trips across our nation were enjoyed by many. He always had some wisdom about his hobby of investing for the future.Ken loved to travel with his wife in their motor home all around the United States and Canada. He was a life member of the Good Sam club and enjoyed going to their Sambories. He was also a long time member of the OLD Fishermen Association of Reel TrollerS fishing group where he loved salmon fishing in the fall.Ken was a long-time member of the Southern Maine Volkssport Association. Nicknamed SMVA's "Ambassador", Ken was a great spokesperson for this walking club, serving as Publicity Chairman for many years and enthusiastically getting the word out to many groups and organizations about the benefits of walking and the benefits of joining the Association. For the past 6+ years, he served as Vice-President. He and his wife Happy walked in all fifty states and then went on to walk in all of the Canadian provinces. He was recognized by the American Volkssport Association with a Meritorious Service Award and also was recognized by SMVA as Volunteer of the Year in 2011.Ken was a member of the North Deering Congregational Church and enjoyed helping at the church luncheons every Friday. He served on many committees in the church.Ken is survived by children Richard and wife Shirley of Otisfield, and daughter Doreen and husband Francis of Portland. Ken has 3 grand-children Jennifer Denis, Meghan Paul, and Emily Jackson. He also has 4 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grand-children.A memorial service will be held at 11: a.m. on Saturday Nov. 24th at the North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., in Portland, with a reception to follow. Arrangements by the Hobbes Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.The family would like to express their heart-felt thanks for the staff of Maine Medical Center for the extraordinary care and compassion while caring for Ken. We would like to thank the staff and residents at The Park Danforth for their comfort and caring.Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lamoine Historical Society, 362 Lamoine Beach Road, Lamoine Maine 04605, or to the North Deering Congregational Church in Portland.

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 18, 2018
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