Mr. Russell T. Jackson, Sr., age 74 of Newaygo, died Friday, November 19, 2004 at his home in Big Prairie Twp.. He was born Russell Thomas Jackson, the son of Zella (Wilson) and Mark Jackson on November 25, 1929. He married Marjorie Ann Gillespy on October 6, 1956 in Indiana and she also died on November 19, 2004. He was a Tuck Pointer at Mercury Caulking in Grand Rapids until his retirement in 1986. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He survived by his children Robert & his wife Patricia Jackson of Grant, Lea Ann Jackson & her husband Tyrone Yost of Grand Rapids, Cynthia & her husband Harold Roesly of Newaygo, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, his sisters Florence Meek of MS, and Theresa & Bill Phillips of Sand Lake.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A. M from the McKinley Newaygo Chapel, on Friday, November 26, 2004 with Pastor Phil Bongard officiating. For Memorials please consider the family. There will be no visitation. Military Honors under the auspices of the Newaygo V. F. W. Post #4249.

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