Willard D. Jackson, 74, of Springfield, died at 1:35 pm. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1936 in Springfield, Illinois to Harry and Vera Irwin Jackson. He married Marylian Miller on September 20, 1954 and she preceded him in death on April 26, 2008. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother John Garrison.
Survivors include one daughter Dawn (Russell) Schwartz of Springfield; two sons, Willard (Michele) Jackson, Jr. and Douglas (Kathy) Jackson both of Springfield; five grandchildren, Dustin, Shawn, Nicholas, Christopher and Stephanie (Aric); several great grandchildren; two sisters Darlene Hartley of Springfield and Ruth Peters of Monticello; two brothers Harry (Rose) Jackson of Athens and David (Bonnie) Garrison of Coatsville, MO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Willard was a 3rd Degree Master Mason/Stephen Decatur #979. He retired from Crown Financial Corporation in St. Louis, MO after 20 years of service. He also retired from the State of Illinois Department of Public Health after 16 years.
Funeral: 12 noon, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Winkleman officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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