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John Jackson

Born: September 27, 1932

Died: December 23, 2017

John Jackson, age 85, of Braidwood passed away at his home on December 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family from the complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) that he has battled for 9 years.

John was born on September 27, 1932 in Big Flat, Arkansas. He spent most of his life in the Wilmington area where he met his beautiful wife Winnie Jean. He worked many years at the Joliet Army Ammunition plant in Elwood before beginning his construction career with many local companies. Longtime member of the Braidwood Masonic Lodge #704 since 1970 where he held Master (1978 & 1990), Junior Warden (2004-2005 & 2009-2010), senior Warden (2010-2012). Also affiliated with the Wilmington Masonic Lodge #208 since 2004. He loved to spend time with family and visit their property in southern MO.

Surviving are his devoted loving wife of 63 years, Winnie (Billingsley) of Braidwood; loving daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Chris Cavanaugh of Braidwood; his grandsons, who were his light, pride, and joy, Ryan and Bret Cavanaugh, Braidwood; two sisters, Linda Faye Williams of Pineville, MO and Mary Alice Robbins of Anderson, MO; one brother, Floyd Jackson of Arizona; brother-in-law, Dale (Theresa) Billingsley of Essex; sister-in-law, Rosa Lee Tenn, Braidwood, and sister-in-law, Deanna (Don) Ivy of Goreville, IL; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Rosie Jackson, two sisters, Idell Cravens, Seligman MO and Ruby Palmer, Toledo IL; and 5 brothers Toby Jackson Rogers AR, Merl Jackson (Letters) Springdale AR, Glenn Jackson AZ, Preston Jackson Seligman MO, and Paul Jackson Big Flatt AR.

Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with masonic services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 27 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Greg Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington. The pallbearers will be Sherman Palmer Jr., Matt Esparza, Steven Esparza, Ryan Cavanaugh, John Watson, Michael Dale Billingsley, Bret Cavanaugh as Jr pallbearer.

For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhome.com or find us on Facebook.
Published in Lake County Suburban Life on Dec. 28, 2017
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