Robert G. Jackson, 66, of Taylorville, IL died at 9:03 am, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his residence.
He was born November 14, 1947 in Centralia, IL the son of Warrie Lee “Wink” and Catherine Sarah Quarterman Jackson. On June 28, 1969 he married Janice Carole Snyder in Patoka, IL. Mr. Jackson retired as Assistant Principal at Taylorville High School. He had also taught 5th grade at North School and Math and Science at Taylorville Junior High School. Mr. Jackson was named Teacher of the Year for 1987-88. He was a member of Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Taylorville and was active with the Illinois Education Association, National Education Association, United Way of Christian County, and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Following Mr. Jackson’s retirement from teaching he worked for Monsanto, and also taught at Lincolnland Community College and was a Student Teacher’s Advisor at University of Illinois-Springfield. Mr. Jackson also enjoyed being a landowner and farmer in Jefferson County.
Surviving are his wife, Janice of Taylorville; Son: Darren Jackson of Prior Lake, MN; Daughter: Robyn Margaron and husband Jeremy of Mechanicsburg; 2 Grandchildren: Jadyn Margaron and Jarryn Margaron; ½ Brother: William Charles Bell of Dix, IL, and ½ Sister: Linda Smith of Sandoval. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother, Freddy Lee Jackson, ½ Brother, Ned Jackson, and ½ Sister: Doris Tate.
Funeral Services will be held at Noon, Saturday, August 2, at Antioch Christian Church in Texaco, IL with Rev. Jonathan Schnautz and Rev. Eric Stillwell officiating. Burial will be in Zion Grove Cemetery, Dix, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, and from 11:00 am until time of services in the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to: Matthew Project, 622 S. Eighth Street, Springfield, IL, 62703.
Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.