JB Darrell Jackson, 92, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.
He was born August 1, 1927, in Ravenden Spring, Arkansas, the son of the late George Henry and Victoria Lou (Bishop) Jackson.
JB served in the United States Army with the 42nd Armored Infantry during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was an expert Sharpshooter and a Medic. During his service, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Following his return from World War II, he was united in marriage on November 17, 1946, to Estella Laverne Weeks who preceded him in death on September 14, 1996.
JB spent his career working for the Missouri State Highway Department as a Soils Geologist. He also consulted on many of the state and federal highway projects that most people still travel on. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jefferson City where he served as a deacon, the Sportsman Club in Jefferson City, was honored as a State Farmer from the FFA, and helped to develop the Cole County Water District.
Survivors include two children, Jay Jackson, Russellville; Susan (Jeff) Blume, Jefferson City; six grandchildren, Jayson Jackson, Molly Turner, Adam Jackson, David Jackson, Jennifer Knigge, Jacob Blume; and seven great-grandchildren, Skyler Jackson, Gracyn Blume, Kaiden Blume, Kennedy Blume, Caroline Blume, Ethan Knigge, and Grace Knigge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Estella Jackson; and eleven brothers and sisters.
Entombment with military honors will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes to help offset funeral costs.
Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville is in charge of the arrangements.
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