CARROLLTON – Clyde Leroy Jackson, 82, passed away at 4:55 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 13, 1938, one of thirteen children born to the late Jake and Edna (Perry) Jackson.
Clyde made the noble and honorable choice to serve our country as a member of the United States Marine Corp, and was proud of his service to our great nation.
Growing up as a part of a large family, he learned early on the values of hard work and determination and worked tirelessly to provide the best possible life for his family.
He married Barbara Jean Arnold on April 26, 1958 and together they were the proud parents of eight children and shared in 37 years of marriage, prior to her death on August 19, 1995.
He later married Kathy Ann (Kilmer) Jackson on May 18, 2013 and for the past 7 years of marriage, they have created many wonderful memories together with their families.
Never one to shy away from a hard days work, he earned the respect of many area farmers throughout the years and dedicated his life to working the land as a farmhand, prior to retiring in 2003.
Clyde never knew a stranger, and enjoyed a good poker game and singing in various local bands throughout the years. He was an active and loyal member of the Fieldon Baptist Church and you would be hard pressed to find a bigger St. Louis Cardinal or Green Bay Packers fan. Clyde lived for his discussions around “Fran and Marilyn’s Round Table”
Surviving are his wife, Kate Jackson of Carrollton; nine children and their spouses, Larry and Debbie Jackson of Canton, Missouri, Nita and Rickey Gound of White Hall, Kent Jackson of White Hall, Pamela and Terry Hillis of White Hall, Vonda and Rick Ward of Jerseyville, Randall and Mindy Jackson of White Hall, Ryan and JoAnn Jackson of White Hall and Terry Jackson of Jerseyville and Areabella Inez Runion, at home; five step-daughters and their spouses, Toni and Daniel Jackson of Fidelity, Lonnie and Danny McClain of Fosterburg, Sarah Williams of Jerseyville, Penny Williams of Jerseyville and LeeAnn and Tommy Thompson of Jerseyville; five siters, JoAnn and John Crafton of Godfrey, Joyce Lane of Louisville, Kentucky, Carolyn Salto of Springfield, Rose and John Hadsall of Pekin and Sandra and Bud Leone of Godfrey; two brothers, Donald and Mary Jackson of Jerseyville and Guy Jackson of Delhi; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Earnest Woodrow Stephens II and Aaron Jackson; three sisters, Mary Adams, Opal Crafton and Wilma Edison; as well as two brothers, Perry and Glen Jackson.
Due to current COVID-19 mandates, visitation and funeral services will held privately.
Family and friends are invited to join the family for graveside services at approximately 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at Land Cemetery in Palmyra with full military honors being conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Fieldon Baptist Church.
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