VEAZIE- Elwyn J. Jackson, 81, passed away at his home on March 18, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 15, 1938, in Old Town, the son of Willie J. Jackson and Charlotte (Horne) Jackson. He graduated from Old Town High School Class of 1956. Elwyn started driving dump trucks at a young age. He started his oil business, Jackson Oil Company, in 1958 and delivered oil to his many customers for 60 years retiring at the age of 79. Being the hard worker that he was, Elwyn spent 32 of those years working a second job. During that time, he worked as a delivery driver for Briggs Inc. and Grant’s Dairy; and hauled heavy equipment on low-bed trailers for Lane Construction for 20 years. He enjoyed his years there and the many friends he made.
Elwyn took great pride in his collection of vehicles as well as his properties. He owned several antique vehicles, including his Model A Pickup and Coupe, which he would drive to Katahdin Ironworks (KI) with family and friends. He liked stopping for Chester Chicken and pastries at Elaine’s Bakery in Milo. In his free time, he had many adventures including fishing with his daughter, Sherrie, flying with Ronnie, and taking his antique vehicles to Owl’s Head. Annually Elwyn, his wife, and two daughters would drive the backroads from KI to Greenville on his birthday. Elwyn will be remembered as an outgoing, friendly and generous man with many stories to tell.
Elwyn is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Sharon. His daughters, Sherrie Patterson and husband Hal, and Barbara Smith and husband Stephen. He was known as “Bampie” to his grandchildren, Hally and wife Kia, Kimberly and fiancé Jay, Kristin, Jesse and fiancé Chelsea, Jackson, and Katie; and great grandchildren Airianna, Alexis, Autumn, Hannah, Miles, and Collin. He is also survived by his sister, Cheryl Paine and husband Jeff, many nieces and nephews, including a close relationship with nephew Brent Fletcher.
During his illness, Elwyn looked forward to visits with his close friends Alan, Chuck, Jeff, Jerry, Larry, and Mitchell. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care from Beacon Hospice, especially Lori and Barry.
Out of respect for the current state of emergency, services will be held at a later date.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at Brookings-Smith.com.