October 19, 1933 – September 9, 2018
Wayne Jackson, son of the late George Thomas Jackson and Mattie Posiey Jackson was born on October 19, 1933 in New Madrid, Missouri and departed this life on September 9, 2018 at his residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 84 years.
Mr. Jackson was a former Auto Parts Salesman. He was retired from the Division of Employment Security after 30 years of service. Mr. Jackson was a Veteran of the United States Navy, where he served on the USS Essex Naval Ship. He played on the Morehouse High Basketball team, was a 45-year member of the Elks Lodge where he served as Exalted Ruler for three terms and was the District Deputy from 1990-1991.
He was united in marriage to Jo Ann Wyrick on May 30, 1952 in Morehouse, Missouri. Mrs. Jackson preceded him in death on March 18, 2016.
He is survived by two sons, Mark Jackson (Susan) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Gary Jackson (Shelia) of Dexter, Missouri; by two sisters, Iva Gipford (Bill) and Nina Jackson, by 7 grandchildren, Brandi Reyna, Becky Moore, Travis Jackson, Corey Jackson, Ashlee Jackson, Nichole Clippard and Dwaun Thiele; by 13 great-grandchildren, Daniel Petty, Skylar Jackson, Adrianna Jackson, Hilary Moore, Kaitlynn Moore, Anasten Jackson, William Jackson, Nora Jackson, Brendin Thiele, Adrian Thiele, Addison, Kate and John Clippard.
Besides his parents, and his wife Jo Ann, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Roosevelt Jackson, William “Jack” Jackson, Harvey Jackson, Jessie Jackson, Claude Jackson, and Donald Jackson; by one sister, Mary Tate and one infant sister.
Friends may call Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Tim Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri.