Sunday, March 24, 2013

Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson

LODA – Charles G. Jackson, 89, of Bayles Lake, Loda, died at 8:25 a.m. Friday (March 22, 2013) at the Gibson City Annex, Gibson City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Jackson was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Clinton, Ky., the son of Clint and Helen Vaden Jackson. He married Elizabeth Luveta "Veda" Weatherly on Sept. 11, 1943, in Halls, Tenn. She preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2001.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue O'Neal of Gibson City and Lisa (Craig) Fink of Clinton; three grandchildren, Shawna (Todd) Pondel, Angela (Asa) Lage and Jeremy (Reannon) Collings; and six great-grandchildren, Chase, Carmen, Ava, Ashton, Blake and Brooklynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.
Mr. Jackson grew up in Clinton and Mayfield, Ky. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed in London, where he achieved the rank of staff sergeant. He was a tail gunner on a B17 and completed 55 missions.
After his military service he went to work for TVA and REA in Kentucky. He and his family moved in 1967 to Illinois, where he worked for CIPS as a lineman/master electrician and retired in 1985. The family moved to Bayles Lake, Loda, in 1979.
He was a member of the Loda United Methodist Church, the Loda Lions Club and the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a 72-year member of the Mayfield Masonic Lodge and a Master Mason.
He loved his church, enjoyed swinging on his back porch, pontoon boating and his dog. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Loda United Methodist Church or an organization of the donor's choice. Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.
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