He was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Simpson, La., to Robert Lee and Victoria (Cooley) Jackson. He grew up and attended schools in Louisiana, where he graduated from Simpson High School and received a bachelor of science degree in math and physics from Louisiana State Normal College in Natchitoches.
He then served during World War II in the U.S. Navy and Marines from July 31, 1942, through Oct. 29, 1945, and later in the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his discharge, he attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine. After completing his residency in Wichita, he moved to Altamont, where he established a family practice and served the community of Altamont and surrounding areas until retiring in 1985.
He was a member of Altamont United Methodist Church, the American Medical Association and the LSU Alumni Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching car racing and doing home repairs.
He married Willie Marie Jones on June 6, 1945, in New York City.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marie Jackson of Parsons; two sons, Steven Jackson of New Lebanon, N.Y., and Douglas Jackson of Cape Coral, Fla.; two daughters, Tana Hoye of West Minister, Colo., and Michele Aldwir of Yorba Linda, Calif.; and four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Lee Anderson.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Parsons Good Samaritan Society and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.