Earl Jackson Jr., age 90, of Erie, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 at Pleasant Ridge Manor West.
He was born in Warren, Pa. on July 7, 1923, a son of the late Earl Smith Jackson and Katherine Roselynn Lindberg Jackson.
He worked on the family farm as a young man and went on to serve in the United States Army
Earl was a truck driver for many years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time outdoors. He loved spending time with his friends and with his loyal dog, Trixie.
He was a member of Waterford American Legion Post #285, the VFW
Post #470, the Siebenbuerger Club, and the Sunflower Club.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Inez Otteni Jackson; his second wife, Lavon Yaple Jackson; a brother, George Jackson; and a son, Jack Yaple.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas E. Jackson of Saegertown and James Yaple and his wife, Midori of Hawaii; two daughters, Patty Courteau and her husband, Al of Erie and Linda Mango and her husband, Frank of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Judy Yaple; three sisters, June Seroka and Ann Schaming both of Erie and Ruth Wright of Fla.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Burton Wintergreen Funeral Home, 2532 Norcross Rd., Erie on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and are invited to attend a service there on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Wintergreen Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans
Association, 1020 19th Street, NW Suite 475, Washington, DC 20036 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15249.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Sept. 22, 2013