GEORGETOWN — Barry J. Jackson passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 after a long period of failing health.
He was born in Lawrence, on Dec. 9, 1932. He was the son of the late Emma Jackson and predeceased by a sister, Patsy, and a brother, Jack.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a recipient of two Purple Heart medals. He was an active member of the Deerfield Beach, Fla. Moose and Knights of Columbus organizations. He was also an active member of the Newburyport, Mass. Elks.
He retired in 1989 to Pompano Beach, Fla. after 30 years service with the Essex County Sheriff Dept as Deputy Superintendent. He spent his retirement between Pompano Beach and Georgetown. While in Pompano Beach, he took pleasure in organizing and participating in various Highland Village retirement community activities. Barry also read extensively and was a familiar face at the Georgetown Peabody Library.
Predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn (Cann) Jackson, he is survived by a daughter, Debra Letourneau and husband Ronald of Methuen; sons, Barry Jackson Jr. and wife Deborah of Merrimac, and Scott Jackson and wife Lisa of Georgetown. In addition, he is survived by four grandchildren, Erin Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Kristin Letourneau, and Keith Letourneau; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A funeral service will be held in his honor at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. For directions or to make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.