Bobby Wayne Jackson, 73, of Dowagiac

Published 9:37 am Monday, December 16, 2013

Dec. 6, 1940 — Dec. 10, 2013

Bobby Wayne Jackson, 73, of Dowagiac, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2013 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 6, 1940 in Portageville, Mo., to the late Raymond Lloyd and Asia Lee (Ballard) Jackson.



He married Joyce Irene Wilcuit on Nov. 1, 1969 in Niles; she passed away on July 19, 2012.

In addition to his parents and wife Joyce, a daughter Cheryl L. Sink, grandchildren Samantha L. Sink and Matthew C. Wilkey and a sister Sharon Lintz preceded him in death. Surviving are his children, Sherree Wilkey, of Elkhart, Sherrie (David) York, of Buchannan, Robert Jackson of Dowagiac and Daniel Moore of Niles. Six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and brother Jimmy (Rosemary) Jackson of Niles and sister Patti (Mike) Funk of Pensacola, Fla. survive as well.

Bobby was a retired supervisor with the Tyler Refrigeration Corp. in Niles. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of Four Flags Area Snowmobile Club in Niles. He loved to tinker around in his garage and was a Mr. Fixit.

Services to celebrate Bobby’s life will begin at Noon (12’o’clock) Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Hope Community Church, 2390 Lake St. Niles, MI 49120. Pastor Mike Smith will officiate.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. The family ask that you kindly omit flowers, and request memorials be shared with the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart. Online condolences may be sent to