Edwin Jackson

Edwin Donald Jackson

Apr 4, 1925 - Apr 15, 2020
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Edwin Donald Jackson

*** April 4, 1925 - April 15, 2020 ***

Edwin 'Donald' Jackson departed this life, peacefully on April 15, 2020 at Parkcliffe Memory Care, in the presence of his family. He was born on April 4, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio. A graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School and the University of Toledo, Edwin earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after service in World War II. "Mr. Jackson" was a well-known and respected supervisor for parole officers, serving The State of Ohio for 35-years, before retiring in 1985. After retirement, he became an entrepreneur, establishing an alarm system business.

Edwin, often called Donald, was a skilled bowler. He was a jack of all trades in carpentry, automobiles, and cooking. For 70+ years, he was a dedicated, faithful member and leader of St. Philip Lutheran Church and School.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, and wife Sylvia Jackson; parents, Jefferson and Edmonia Jackson; three brothers and two sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory, sons Edwin Roger, and Dale Anthony; daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Allen, Priscilla (Winston) Callue, Atlanta, GA, and Sylvia Jackson, Dallas GA; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews and nieces. Edwin's smile will be missed and always remembered. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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Jesup W. Scott

Posted at 08:42am
Our thoughts are with you during your time off sorrow. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog"

Gwendolyn E.March Jones

Posted at 04:11pm
May your heart find comfort knowing that your love one is at home with the Lord
Love Gwendolyn E.March Jones & Family

Frank Stiles

Posted at 01:19pm
I wish to extend my condolences to Eddie's family.

I knew Eddie while I was a homicide detective sergeant for the Toledo Police Department. I first met him shortly after I was promoted to the detective bureau. I got into a shooting altercation with one of his parolee's who had shoplifted from the former Lion Store downtown. When I arrest Willie Kirk for the shoplifting he pulled a gun and threatened to shot me; little did I know at that time he had shot me but his gun misfired. Kirk fled with me in pursuit and while pointing his gun at me during the chase I shot him in the shoulder but he continued to run until a uniform police crew assisted in the arrest. After the arrest I was contacted by Eddie who told me that another parolee had told him that Kirk had gotten into an argument the night before at a downtown Bar and when an off duty uniform officer projecting at the Bar escorted Kirk and this other parolee outside the other parolee told Eddie that Kirk started to pull his gun out to shoot the uniform officer but the parolee stopped him before he could do so. The police officer never realized Kirk had the gun. In addition to my charges against Kirk Eddie also violated Kirk's parole and he received extra time for the violation. Seven years later Kirk was again paroled and soon after robbed an elderly man in his apartment and burned him alive in his bed. The man died of his injuries and Kirk returned to prison. Kirk ended up dying in prison.
After this incident Eddie and I had other occasions to work various cases together. Eddie was one of the nicest, most dedicated and honorable men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He served his church, community and country with distinction.

Rest in peace my friend,

Frank Stiles


Posted at 01:51am
So sorry to hear of Edwin's passing, I have fond memories of him. He was a kind and gentle person and a real gentleman. I want the family to know that he will always be a part of my memories. May God be with all of you and know that he has gone to be with his maker and is now resting in peace. May God bless all of you.

Richard L Griffin

Posted at 11:40pm
Mr Jackson was my supervisor and mentor at the Adult Parole Authority for years starting in the early 1980s. He was a man above reproach and of high integrity. He taught me of many values in life that I will never forget. I will miss him

Richard L Griffin

Jacquelyn Fesola’i Posted at 03:21pm

Uncle Donald what an awesome Uncle you were. You and Mom had a special bond you both left this life as we know it at the same age. What a blessing to have you in my life. May you always RIP.❤️🙏🏼Love you Jacquelyn Fesola’i ❤️🙏🏼

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