LINCOLN - Guy E. "Gene" Jackson, 66, of Lincoln, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 5:50 p.m.
Gene was born on December 8, 1946, in Lincoln, the son of Guy Allen and Ruby Mae Jackson Jackson.
They preceded him in death.
Gene graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1965. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 in which time he served in Vietnam.
He also worked at Myers Industries for 23 years and 3 years for Advanced Carpet Cleaning. He really enjoyed watching his Sprint Cars and Auto Races with his friends.
Gene married Linda L. Brookshier on April 7, 1977.
Surviving are his wife; daughter, Wendy Lee, son, Craig E. Jackson of Yorktown, Texas; sister, Pattrica Jenkins of St. Charles, Mo.; and three nephews, their wives and children of St. Louis, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Cremation Rites have been accorded.
Burial will be at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton, Illinois.
Peasley Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Safe Haven Hospice.