Lawrence E. Jackman Jr.

November 18, 1941January 28, 2018

Rev. Lawrence E. Jackman, Jr., 76, of Columbus, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Rev. Jackman was an ordained Presbyterian minister for 51 years and was a member of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley. He was also Chairman of the Board for Pyoca Campground in Brownstown. Larry was devoted to family, especially his grandchildren. He was born to be “Granddad,” and led a life of open-handed generosity. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence E. Jackman, Sr. and Xie Skaggs Jackman; brother, Butch Jackman; and grandson, David Shalem Jackman. Larry leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 30 years, Deb Goforth of Columbus. He is survived by two children: Leah Jackman-Wheitner who lives in Columbus with her husband Jeff; and Marcus Jackman with his wife Susan of Chapin, SC. Larry also leaves behind five grandchildren: Lexi and Kati Jackman-Wheitner of Columbus; as well as Alison, Josephine, and Elijah Jackman of Chapin, SC; Also surviving are his sister, Lee Covington of Virginia Beach, VA and several nieces and a nephew. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, 512 7th St., Columbus, with Rev. Dr. Felipe Martinez officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Myers-Reed Chapel. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday at church. Interment will be private at a later date. Memorials in Larry’s name are suggested to UTOPIA Wildlife Rehabilitators, 18300 E County Rd 200 N, Hope, IN 47246. Please leave condolences or special memories of Larry online: Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Jackman family.


  • Visitation Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lawrence E. Jackman Jr.

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Doug Thompson

February 3, 2018

Larry was a good friend, the minister who married us and provided moral support over these many years. He was our minister in Alton, Illinois, for most of the 12 years we spent there. Our condolences to family and friends.

Sara Dingman

February 2, 2018

Larry was a deep feeler, with a strong heart for people who felt unseen. He had a way of looking into people's heart and soul, and acknowledging their beauty and worth. He was so kind. My deepest condolences to Deb, Leah, Marcus and family.

Carol McDonald

February 2, 2018

Larry was a wonderful and supportive colleague and friend. He loved the church and he loved people, especially children. It was a privilege to know and work with him. I send much love and many prayers to Deb and all of his family.

Cindy Kovensky

February 2, 2018

My mind is flooded with childhood memories of Uncle Larry from the good old days. Throughout the years when we did connect it was as if no time had passed at all. His deep and soothing voice always did my heart good. I'll always chuckle when I recall how he would address me, "Cindy my child"... He will be cherished forever.
My love and prayers reach out to the entire family.

Janice Spencer

February 1, 2018

Larry, was loved and respected by our entire family! Larry was a father figure to my three children. He was with us through every joy or sorrow. Leah, Marcus, and Deb are special family as well. We love them all. My son Charles is a Presbyterian minister, because of Larry . It doesn't get any better than this. He was the best ever for the youth at First Presbyterian church That group of kids are still tight. Larry will be missed. So sorry to Deb, Leah and Marcus.

Judith Schmelzle

February 1, 2018

My heart is broken. Prayers, thoughts, loving hug to entire family. He will be missed by many.

John & Linda Davis

January 31, 2018

Met Larry and Deb when he filled in at Madison Presbyterian Church they came to lunch after service brought Alexa & Katy he was so proud of these babies. From that day on Larry would always have time to talk he was like and old friend.
John & Linda Davis
This man was a quiet Christian walking and touching so many lives ,his work on this earth is done.

David Lee

January 31, 2018

I can still hear that deep voice gently offering good words... I shall cherish that moment in Olive Garden when your family was having a celebration and Larry took the time to speak to my wife and I... May God vouchsafe you, Deb, Leah and Marcus, as a piece of the heart of POV is now with God. May God's spirit now surround all of your memories with God's love and peace.

Mark Fisher

January 31, 2018

Prayers are being lifted up for comfort and peace in knowing where he now lives. Blessings to the family.

Barb Heider

January 31, 2018

Deb, Leah and Marcus, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know what a difference he made for the children in Missouri, as well as to me, personally. I will remember him with respect, gratitude and humor.