Cecil Franklin Jackson was born the son of Celly P. Jackson and Gussie Fiola (Madden) Jackson on November 28, 1937, in Paragould, Arkansas, and departed this life January 23, 2014, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 76 years.
He was united in marriage on October 27, 1980, in Alton, Missouri, to Carolyn Lane.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Jackson of the home near Thayer, Missouri; six daughters, Connie Noble of Amboy, Illinois, Carolyn McGuire of Amboy, Illinois, Brenda Phipps and husband, James of Thayer, Missouri, Carrie Coursey and husband, Bobby Lee of Koshkonong, Missouri, Jennifer Hay of Buchanan, Michigan, and Jessica Crawford and husband, Clifton of Portia, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Harlan and husband, John of Koshkonong, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Celly P. Jackson and Gussie F. Braden; one daughter, Annette Marie Sites; one infant brother; and one niece and one nephew, Marie and Jimmy Harlan.
Cecil was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a hard-working craftsman and woodworker who built beautiful custom cabinetry and furniture. While he worked at several jobs through the years, he also owned and operated his own auction service.
He was a member of the Grand Gulf Shiloh Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and raising quail, and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.
The family of Cecil Jackson invites family, friends, and neighbors to a memorial service in honor of Cecil on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Koshkonong School Multi-Purpose Building.