Robert S. Jackson, age 69, of Brookville, Indiana died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at his residence in Brookville.Born June 8, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio he was the son of the late John & Loretta (Humphries) Jackson. On June 4, 1966 he was united in marriage to the former Linda E. Cooke and she survives. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.Bob was employed for many years at Cincinnati Incorporated where he was a machinist. In his leisure time he enjoyed caring for his horses and working on his mini farm. He and Linda attended Smyrna Baptist Church in New Trenton, Indiana.Survivors include his loving wife of over 50 years, Linda; a son, Samuel A. Cooke of Georgia; a brother, Raymond Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and several grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Jackson & John Jackson, as well as a sister.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, 4047 US 52, West Harrison, Indiana.Pastor Chuck McMahan will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will then follow in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.Memorial contributions may be directed to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church or the Franklin County Humane Society. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jackson family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
The StandUp4SEALs Beach Challenge will mark its third year in Ocean City on May 23 with a new name and a broader beneficiary base.A standup paddleboard race is open to individuals or relay teams.The event is now known as the Memorial Beach Challenge and will benefit not just the families of Navy SEALS killed in service but the families of fallen heroes in all branches of the military, according to an event c0-founder, Mike Vaules.Registration is open for the Challenge’s three events: a stand-up paddleboard race, a beach obstacle course race and a fun run for kids.Register and get more information at memorialbeachchallenge.com.In its first two years, the event became a popular part of Ocean City’s Memorial Day Weekend calendar with more than 600 competing in the combined events in each year.Kids climb makeshift sand mounds as part of the fun run in the Memorial Beach Challenge.The Challenge provides a spectacle for visitors watching obstacle-course competitors run through a water-filled pit sprayed by a fire hose, crawl under the Ocean City Music Pier, carry sand-filled sacks, perform calisthenics, traverse balance beams, and climb walls.The stand-up paddleboard race includes a box course that starts and finishes on the beach and takes racers through the surf.This year’s event is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 23, on the beaches surrounding the Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace. The bulk of the course will be between Fifth and 14th streets.The Memorial Beach Challenge benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation, the 31 Heroes Project (named for the SEALS killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011) and the Travis Manion Foundation. Manion was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and a Marine from Doylestown, Pa., who was killed in action in Iraq on April 29, 2007. One of the obstacles in the annual Beach Challenge is a water-filled pit.