Floyd James "Jim" Jackson Jr. (1940 - 2018)

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Floyd James "Jim" Jackson Jr., 78, of Vandalia, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Havrilka officiating. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Memorials: Knights of Columbus. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Jackson Jr. was born on Jan. 5, 1940, in Pekin, the son of Floyd James Sr. and Ethel Marie (Cocagne) Jackson. He married Patricia Ann Schnaus on Feb. 4, 1961. Together, they raised five children in their 57 years of marriage.
Jim was a farmer and was also employed by Vandalia Tractor. He was a member of Mother of Dolors Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 4630.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Deb Jackson of Pontiac, Lisa and husband Dan Carruthers of Ramsey, and Tracy and husband Randy Cearlock of Vandalia; sons, Jeff Jackson and partner Scott Schukar of Greenville, and James Jackson and wife Amy of Vandalia; brothers, Bob Jackson, Mike Jackson and wife Mary Ann, and Dan Jackson; sisters, Betty and husband Wayne Hathaway, and Janet and husband David Tendick; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Tom Jackson, Larry Jackson and Beverly Holbrook.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Aug. 5 to Aug. 15, 2018