Robert Mathews Jackson, 79, of Colonial Heights passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. He was the sole remaining child of the late Clyde William and Effie Mae Koonce Jackson. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, a 50+ year member of the Masonic Fraternity, an American Legionnaire (Post 284) and owner of Mutual Termite Control. Robert is preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Jackson.

He is survived by his daughters, Tricia Cox (husband Steve) and Tammy Williams (husband Donny); his son-in-law, Warren "Benny" Edwards, his grandchildren, Amber Jackson, Josh Cox, Dana Field (husband Nate) and Tara Shepperson; his great-grandson, Noah Field; and his dear friend, Betty Hobbs. Robert was a warm, kind-hearted man who made and kept friendships easily. He genuinely enjoyed life and adored his family. He was loved and will be missed by many.

His life with be celebrated with a memorial service to be held at Highland United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. at 3 p.m. Memories will be shared in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Condolences may be registered at

Published in The Progress-Index on Jan. 26, 2013