WASHINGTON — Allen Lee Jackson passed away in his home June 20, 2022, at the age of 62 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was surrounded by his loving family, who all came together the day before his passing to celebrate his father’s day with him. He was born Nov. 9, 1959, in Augusta to Ada (Farris) and Clifton Jackson.

Allen grew up in Washington and attended local schools, graduating from Medomak Valley High School in the Class of 1978.

He held various jobs including working at Medomak Canning, logging with his brother, Tim, Ridge Construction, Moody’s Diner, Friendship Trap, working on a dairy farm and his last employment was as foreman at Tim Jackson Salvage.

Allen enjoyed fishing, and he liked animals, especially horses. He played Santa Claus for many years and loved hanging out with the grandchildren. He will be remembered for his tough, gruff Santa look, but mostly for his big heart and spot on sense of humor.

Allen was always positive, he found the sunshine in the dark. You would always hear him say “See ya later.” He never missed a Demolition Derby at the Union Fair; he ran the ramp truck picking up cars for the demo derby. One of Allen’s greatest traits was that he was the type of person who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.

Allen was looking forward to being a great-grandfather. He loved his family and was very proud of all their accomplishments.

Allen is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cathanna Jackson of Washington; daughter, Sheila Lowe of Union; grandchildren, Natasha Lowe of Rockland, Maysie Lowe of Union, Avery Kunesh Lowe of Union and Ashton Kunesh Lowe of Union; siblings, Debbie Jackson Richards and her husband, Wayne, of Belmont, Timothy Jackson and his wife, Laurie, of Washington, Warren Jackson of Windsor and Karl Day of China; as well as many other nieces and nephews.

He was very close to many of his nieces and nephews but the closest ones that grew up around him were Scott Pallotta and his wife, Sandy, of Tennessee, Brian Pallotta and his wife, Alicia, of Jefferson, Jessica Clark and husband, Selby, of Belmont and Melissa Jackson of Washington.

Allen touched many people throughout his life and will be missed dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Washington VFW Hall, located at the corner of Vanner Road and Razorville Road in Washington Friday, July 15, 2022, from 4-6:30 p.m.

Donations may be made in Allen’s name to Healing Tree Farm, 672 Atlantic Highway, Warren, Maine, 04864.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences visit his Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.