Carmon Lester Jackson (1926 - 2014)

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Carmon L. Jackson


Mr. C.L. Jackson died on March 29, 2014, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born in Stringer, MS, on January 14, 1926, to James and Lola Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was one of the last surviving crewmembers of the USS Missouri, on which the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed formally bringing an end to WWII, on September 2, 1945.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Scott Martinolich, of the Galveston County Sheriff's Department.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Virginia H. Jackson, of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Carmen Martinolich; a granddaughter, Dawn Martinolich; and a great-granddaughter, Paiton M. Martinolich, all of Galveston, TX; his brother, James Jackson (Elli), of Hattiesburg, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A private visitation was held on April 1, 2014, at Forrest Funeral Home, in Hattiesburg, MS, followed by a graveside service with military honors at Richburg Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bedford Care and Forrest General Hospital for their wonderful care.



Funeral Home
Forrest Funeral Home
1258 Richburg Rd Hattiesburg, MS 39402
(601) 264-1816
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Apr. 3, 2014
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