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Jackson Alexander Pirtle, 7, of Brazil, passed away surrounded by his family, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Riley Children's Hospital. He was a first grader at Lost Creek Elementary and loved being a Lost Creek Lion. Jackson was born Dec. 15, 2010, in Terre Haute, to Michael Pirtle and Sarah Boone.
He is survived by his mother and father; brother, Jennings Pirtle; maternal grandmother, Jenny Boone; maternal grandfather, Timothy Boone (Becky); paternal grandmother, Connie Martin (Jimmy); paternal grandfather, Michael K. Pirtle (Rhonda); maternal great-grandmother, Nancy Gambill; paternal great-grandfather, Jack Pirtle; paternal great-grandparents, Floyd and Mary Willis; aunts and uncles, Kelly "Aunt KeKe" Hill, Matt Boone (Ginger), Thad Boone, Thomas Pirtle, and Sally Liechty (Doug); cousin, Bri Hill, Kelsie Warren, Katie Boone, Kayle Mobley, Cassie Mobley, Stephanie Liechty, Sabrina Persinger (Matt) and their son, Miles, Derek Liechty (Shelby) and daughter Selah, and Donnovan Liechty.
Jackson was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Virginia Jennings; and paternal great-grandmother, Patricia Pirtle.
Jackson had a passion for soccer and played for Vigo County Youth Soccer Association. He was a member of Lost Creek Running Club and had completed his first 5K in October. Jackson was a huge Star Wars fan and loved spending time with his brother playing with Legos and making creations. Jackson also liked Harry Potter and had just finished reading the second book with his mom. He always loved being outdoors, riding bikes with Jennings, and loving on his beloved cat, Mama Kitty.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, from 4 until 8 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel with funeral services on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Wilbur officiating. Private family burial will be at a later time in Farmersburg Westlawn Cemetery. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to either Riley Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences may be left at:
Published on February 24, 2018
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