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Howard W. Jackson, 88, Wellsville


Howard W. JACKSON, 88, of Wellsville, NY, passed away Friday, February 3, 2023 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, after a short illness. 

Born August 13, 1934, in Wellsville, he was the son of Millard D. and Viola E. Sanford Jackson.  On December 26, 1954, in Alfred, he married the former Virginia E. “Ginny” Fagner, who predeceased him on April 29, 2013. 

A graduate of Wellsville High School, he was employed by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville as a machinist and then worked in the maintenance department.  After retiring from Dresser, he worked for Lehman’s Lawn Care.  Howard was a former member of the Genesee Valley Beagle Club and Dyke Street Hose Co.  He loved hunting, fishing, camping, going to stock car races, playing bingo, picking wild berries, and gardening.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He made lots of friends while he was at Highland Park.  

Surviving are:  his daughter, Joan (Leslie) DaHill of Friendship;  four grandchildren, Cathy Lewis, Jeffrey (Ashley) DaHill, Jennifer (Dan Stives) DaHill, and Tina (Travis) Fadjo;  nine great-grandchildren, Natalie, Blake, Bryce, Rylee, Kayla, Claire, Maya, Soul, and Eli;  three great-great-grandchildren, Liam, Jaxon, and Harper;  a sister, Claudia Ackley of Andover;  two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Jackson and Sandra Jackson;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Virginia, he was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Jackson;  three sisters, Carol Clayson, Barbara Morrison, and Martha Hall;  and four brothers, Royce Jackson, Mildred Jackson, Jr., Jerrold “Jerry” Jackson, and Alan Jackson.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2023 in Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church.  Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate.  Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 160 Seneca St., Wellsville, NY 14895.  

Arrangements are under the direction of OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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