Kenneth L. Jackson Jr.

Kenneth L. Jackson Jr

Great Falls —Kenneth L. Jackson Jr, husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away February 3, 2014 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Cremation will take place per his request. A celebration of his life will be held at the Elk's Lodge Friday, February 7, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. Ken was born August 11, 1954 to Kenneth Sr. and Annette (Bynum) Jackson in Casper, Wyoming, the first of five children. He graduated from GFHS in 1972 joining the Army shortly after, remaining true to his veteran status until his passing. He was a jack of all trades employed in a variety of jobs until he found his calling in sales, particularly auto sales with Bison Ford. Up until he was no longer able to work due to his illness, he was employed by the family business, Willowbrook Pilot Car Service. Ken and Coleen (Lee) were married April 25, 1987 in Black Eagle, Montana. Ken was a package deal having a son from a previous marriage, and Kevin Lee was the ring bearer for the wedding making it extra special. During this marriage, two more children were added to the family, Lindsey Annette and Natalie Marie. Ken was passionate about many things; motorcycles, hunting, guns, Ford Mustangs, giving life lessons, and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and was the funniest man we knew. He was also the final Jeopardy king always amazing us that one person could have so much knowledge. Ken will be remembered by many for his grizzly bear demeanor but those closest will remember his teddy bear ways. Ken was a family man through and through and his main interest was making sure his family was cared for. He was very proud of his wife and children's accomplishments. In addition to his wife, children, and parents, he is also survived by his four siblings; Bob (Lonnie) Jackson, Debbie Carpenter, Jeff (Chris) Jackson, and Steve (Gina) Jackson, along with many nieces, nephews, sister-in-law Pam Bigelow, and brother -in-law Brian Lee and his two dogs and grand-puppy. Ken was preceded in death by his grandparents and his in-laws. The family would like to thank friends, family, Cole, and Mara for their support and a special thank-you goes out to Hospice nurse, Stacy.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Feb. 5, 2014