Robert P. “Chip” Jackson, of Washington C.H. passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the age of 73. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Robert C. Jackson and Patricia Jackson Walker. Chip graduated from The Plains High School in 1967 and Bowling Green State University in 1971.
A retired salesman and lifelong horseman, Chip was deeply involved in the equine industry and passionate about efforts to support cancer patients and their families in Ohio. Chip was devoted to the annual multi-day “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Horse Show” for 15 years that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity including the OhioHealth “Tough Enough To Wear Pink Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.” He was one of the main promoters and a year-round ambassador, representing the show across the Midwest.
When he first learned of the horse show benefiting such a great cause, he knew he wanted to be involved. As he quickly moved into a leadership role, his passion and commitment was evident with his efforts leading up to the show each year, including its scheduling and planning, securing sponsorships in the months before the show, promoting the show every summer and fundraising at other equine events with show merchandise and raffle tickets for major prizes to be awarded at the “Pink” show.
He worked hard to create a great experience for the exhibitors so they would come back and bring their friends in future years to help the show grow and increase the donation to the OhioHealth Cancer Care. He valued the friendships he made through his journey more than anything and took pride in all the lives that were touched through Cancer Care with the money raised by the “Pink” show.
Chip was preceded in death by his father Robert and his mother Patricia. He is survived by his longtime love, Kay Tracy of Washington C.H.; a sister, Luann Jackson of Mt. Sterling; a brother, Jeff (Carol) Jackson of Washington C.H.; two nieces, Lauren (Doug) Patton of Orient and Jill (Doug) Adelsberger of West Jefferson; a nephew, Rob (Rachel) Jackson of Aberdeen, North Carolina; three great-nieces, Alexandra Patton, Victoria and Kayleigh Jackson; three great-nephews, Brody, Lane and Blake Adelsberger and his Jack Russell Terrier, ‘Lil Chic.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Robin Schoeller Reining Horses, 10044 Danville Road NE, Bloomingburg Ohio, 43106. Rev. Joe Coalter will lead the service at 2 p.m., followed by time for refreshments and community (outdoors, weather permitting) to celebrate Chip’s life.
In keeping with Chip’s wishes, cremation was requested. The family is being served by the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Mt. Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the “Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show,” Please send donations to: TETWP Horse Show, 2830 Bloomingburg-New Holland Road NE, Washington C.H. Ohio, 43160 or click the link below:
Online condolences to https://www.portertiddfuneralhome.com/