LINCOLNVILLE — Fred Winfield Jackson, also known as Freddy, 79, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2022 at home with family after a battle with cancer.
Fred grew up in Searsmont, Maine, on the family dairy farm with seven siblings. This is where his love of animals, fishing, hunting, gardening and dislike of picking green beans began. He was a hard worker, working in the lumber industry for many years for himself as well as Sprowl Brothers and Robbins lumber in Searsmont. In later years he used his knowledge of cars for a career at Libby's Chevrolet and Fullers Chevrolet where he retired in 2004.
Fred married Virginia Scruton on October 12,1963, where they settled down in Lincolnville and had two children, Ricky and Sandy. After Fred and Virginia divorced in 1990, Fred met and married Sherilyn Gray Hutchinson in 2009. They also made their home in Lincolnville and raised their daughter, Britney, and started their mini farm.
Freddy bottle fed his first pet pig, Gordy, who grew to be around 1000 pounds. Freddy enjoyed walking Gordy up and down the road on a dog lease. Gordy lived the life of a pet dog, this led to many more pigs and other farm animals.
Fred accomplished many things in his life including going back to school 16 years later to get his high school diploma in 1976. He planted 3000 trees all by hand on his property in Lincolnville, purchasing 2 family homes and building a barn himself with trees he cut down and sawed with his own mill on the property.
He attended Crossroads Community Baptist church where he made many new friends and was baptized on August 31 2009.
Fred traveled a lot in his life going to Dollywood, New York city, Florida, Hawaii, the world fair in Canada, many cruises and Plymouth rock to name a few. He enjoyed dancing, yard sales, watching cooking tv shows, he loved the local fairs and entering tractor pulls.
He enjoyed teaching his youngest daughter how to hunt and fish, where they entered many ice fishing derbies where they won prizes. He enjoyed helping and being involved with the church community.
Fred loved his family and was a great provider with a good sense of humor.
Fred was predeceased by his parents, Coralyn Elzera Hannon Jackson and Frank Bryant Jackson; a brother, Arther Jackson; brother in law Cye Tuttle; and grandson Cooper Hutchinson.
He leaves behind his wife Sherilyn Jackson and his 4 children: a son Ricky Jackson of Bar Harbor, a daughter Sandy Jackson of Lincolnville, his youngest daughter Britney Jackson of Lincolnville, and son Chad Hutchinson and partner Tabitha Johnson of Belfast.
He leaves behind six siblings, two sisters Maureen Tuttle of Albion, Margene Annis and husband Leon of Swanville; four brothers, Bradley Jackson and wife Bridget of Texas, Rodney Jackson and wife Beverly of Searsmont, Larry Jackson and partner Debbie Ingraham of Knox and Eddie Jackson of Belmont.
He leaves behind his beloved five grandchildren, Melisa and Tiffany Mitchell, Kaylee, Carter and Cassidy Hutchinson; two great granddaughters Emma and Charlie; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors, and the beloved family dog, Cocopuff.
Services will be held January 23, 2022, at 1 p.m., at Riposta funeral home, 182 Waldo Ave., in Belfast, ME; The celebration of life will be held after, at Shriners, at 85 Northport Ave, Belfast, ME.
In lieu of flower donations can be made to Pen Bay cancer care center at 6 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport ME, 04856.
Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.
May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV