Jeff went to be with the Lord and reunited with his father and brother, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his mother’s home in Plainwell after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born February 16, 1968 in Plainwell the son of Ron and Sue (Reed) Jackson-Shumaker. He had been a truck driver and a care giver at Plainwell Pines Nursing Home. Jeff was a nature lover with a gentle soul. He loved all animals and birds. He was a big jokester, an avid photographer and gardener and loved spending time with his family and traveling with his son.
Surviving are his mother, Sue Shumaker; step-father, Dave DeKam; son, Matthew Jackson, ex-wife, Shelly and her daughter, Jayden; special grandmother, Madeline Reed; aunts and uncles, Clovis Reed, Clarence Reed, Wanda (Hutch Hutchinson) Morris, Jo Golden, Jerry (Pat) Reed, Ruth Rhoades, Donna Reed-Hall, Ken (Dort) Reed, Doug Reed, John Reed and Eric Reed. Many cousins including Kelli Morris, Shannon Golden and Tami Hickman-Wise who were like sisters to Jeff and best friends, Donny Bacon and Monica Maxson and her daughter, Hali.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Jason; grandparents, Adolph Reed and Bob and Betty Jackson; his uncles, Allen and Rick and aunt, Linda Jackson.
Friends may visit with Jeff’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Mike Risner officiating.
Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.
Contributions in memory of Jeff may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.