Verlin R. Jackson, 84, of Leesburg, IN, and formerly of Huntington and Muncie, IN, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
Mr. Jackson served two years in the United States Army after graduating from Roanoke High School in 1946. He attended Purdue University from 1948 to 1952 and taught in Wells and Huntington counties. He served as Huntington County parole officer from 1960 to 1966 and as Huntington County probation officer 1966 to 1975. He also served as director of the Huntington County Welfare Department.
After receiving a master's degree in psychology from the University of Saint Francis, he worked as a psychologist. He started the Jackson Adult and Child Guidance Clinic in Anderson in 1979 and later opened similar clinics in Jay, Blackford, Marion, Grant and Delaware counties. He also farmed.
He had been a member of the Roanoke American Legion since 1946 and was a member of the Elks organizations in Muncie and in Destin, FL.
He was born June 25, 1928, to Arthur H. and Edna R. Young Jackson. He married Joyce Hollenbaugh on Nov. 15, 1952, and they later divorced. He married Jennifer Cain Geiger on April 9, 1977, and she survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Janis Jackson Yeiter; three sons, Jeff Jackson, Jerry Jackson and Jon Jackson; a stepson, Jay Geiger; a stepdaughter, Carissa Geiger Herzog; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion in Roanoke.
Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, was in charge of arrangements.