Robert "Bill" Jackson, son of the late William and Betty Nichols Jackson, was born in Granite City, Ill., on June 12, 1951, and died at his home in Dexter, Mo., on May 21, 2011, at the age of 69.
He was raised in Fredericktown, Mo., and Orlando, Fla. He and his wife had moved to Dexter just a few months ago. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie No. 3582 in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
On May 27, 2007 he was married to Gemma Coronato in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Surviving are his wife, Gemma Jackson of Dexter, Mo.; two step-sons, Ian Walker of Providence, R.I., and Allan Walker of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; his cousin and best friend Garrold Berry West of Ft. Pierce, Fla. Many other cousins also survive. Other relatives and friends also survive.
After cremation, a private family memorial service will be held in Ft. Pierce, Fla., at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Southeast Hospice in Cape Girardeau, Mo.