Dennis D. Jackson, 57, lifelong Zena resident passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness.

Dennis worked as a heavy equipment operator on pipelines and fiber optics.

He was born Sept. 29, 1959 in El Dorado, Kansas to Bob and Wanda Jackson. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Dennis is survived by wife Misty; two stepsons and a stepdaughter; Josh Smoke and wife, Kristen of Spavinaw, Jacob Smoke of Kenwood, and Sarah Smoke of the home; father and stepmother, Bob and Renee Jackson of Big Cabin; two brothers, Rod and wife Lona Jean of Colcord and Kevin and wife Holly of Celina, Ohio; one sister, Charlotte Jones and husband Bob, of Adair; one step sister, Sandy Weng and husband Chris of St. Mary's, Ohio, and many friends, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at his home in Jay.