Thursday, November 29, 2007

J.L. "Leon" Jackson, 85, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville.

He was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Mano, the son of Charles Thomas and Delsie Matilda (Wolf) Jackson. On Nov. 1, 1951, he was united in marriage to Elma Irene Cowherd, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Charles Thomas Jackson and his wife, Tina, of Cassville; one daughter, Janice Veann Truman and her husband, Duane, of Cassville; three granddaughters; one grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Alice Irene "Midge" Blythe and Neva Winston and a grandson, Charles Thomas Jackson, III.

He received his education in Cassville, graduating in 1939 at the age of 16 from Cassville High School. He then received his engineering degree from Finely Engineering College in Kansas City. During World War II he entered the United States Army, serving from June 12, 1944, until April 5, 1946. Most of his life was spent in Barry County. He was an Architectural and Civil Engineer and for twenty-eight years was County Engineer in McDonald, Barry and Lawrence counties. He developed a very large part of Table Rock Lake as a Registered Surveyor. For 19 years he was sexton for Oak Hill Cemetery. He was a member of Butterfield Methodist Church, Pythagoras Masonic Lodge #383 and American Legion Post #118.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

Contributions may be made to Oak Hill Cemetery in his memory.

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