Jason Alcorn


Jason Scott Alcorn, 48, of North Vernon passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at his residence.

Born Oct. 3, 1967, in New Castle, he was the son of John and Judy Alcorn, both of whom survive in North Vernon. On March 21, 2015, at First Church of Nazarene in North Vernon, he married JoAnna Graham Alcorn, who also survives.

Mr. Alcorn was a graduate of Jennings County High School. After leaving school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July of 1986, where he served 8½ years. His job in the Navy was torpedo weapons, serving aboard the USS Fulton in Groton, Connecticut. He enjoyed the Navy and the places that it took him. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, he went to work for Biehle Electric, where he was employed for 21 years, in December 1994. Mr. Alcorn loved going to work and enjoyed the people he got to know. He enjoyed helping people most of all.

He also enjoyed farming and working with his family tending to his small farm in Hayden, camping and RZR riding with friends and family. Moving snow in the winter with his tractor always made him smile. He always had a positive attitude and an infectious smile. His motto was “Life is good.”

Other survivors include four daughters, Quinlynn Alcorn, Raelynn Alcorn, Julie Chatham and Mackenze Alcorn, all of North Vernon; brothers, Johnny (Carla) Alcorn and Joseph Alcorn, both of North Vernon; and grandchildren, Skyler Templeton, Phoenix Templeton and Bryden Alcorn, all of North Vernon, and Tracent Chatham of Deputy.

Mr. Alcorn was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Alcorn; and grandparents, Fred and Eileen Bowne, Thomas and Ora Alcorn and James and Anna Mae Grabill.

The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene in North Vernon with the Rev. Caleb Reynolds officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church and from 1:30 p.m. until time of service Tuesday.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in North Vernon with Matt Hester Post 2021 providing military graveside rites.

Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.