Jackson family portrait from mid-1970s: Front, from left, Ereck, Tommie Sr., Jerome. Back, from left, Alice, Tommie Jr.
Jackson family snapshot from around 1999: Clockwise from left: Marissa, Chad, Ruby, Latesha, Alice, Anthony, Tommie.
Tommie Jackson, right, with co-workers from Elyria Foundry on a fishing excursion on Lake Erie in 1992.
Tommie Jackson plays with one of his 17 grandchildren in 2006.He also has one great-grandchild.
Tommie Jackson appears to be snoozing between sons Ereck and Jerome in the late 1970s.
Tommie Jackson, second from the left, and co-workers pose at Elyria Foundry during an open house in the early 2000s.
Tommie Jackson and his wife of 41 years, Alice, at daughter’s wedding in 2006.
Young Tommie Jackson, right, with his older brother Sam in the 1950s.
Tommie Jackson, right, jokes around with an Elyria Foundry coworker during a fishing excursion on Lake Erie in 1992.
Tommie and Alice Jackson at Elyria Foundry open house about eight years ago.
This portrait of Tommie Lee Jackson Sr. was taken by his neighbor Tom Spitzer, in June 2009.
Tommie Jackson, right, son Jerome, left, and neighbor Linda Spizter, center, pose in June 2009 in front of a car that Tommie and Jerome restored.
From the left, Tommie Jackson, son Desmond, and wife, Alice, during a “Parents Night” basketball game in 1988.