Samuel Howard Jackson

10/24/1944 – 08/29/2018

Obituary for Samuel Howard Jackson

Samuel Howard Jackson, 73, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, MO. He was born on October 24, 1944 in Sedalia, the son of Samuel Cleveland Jackson and Evelyn Juanita (Phillips) Jackson.

Sam worked in concrete construction with his brother Steve at Jackson Construction Company and later helped his son Steven establish Jackson Concrete Design LLC.

He enjoyed training and racing dogs, hunting, and reading about history. One of his favorite things to do was to walk his property and enjoy nature. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his father, Samuel C. Jackson of Sedalia; son, Steven T. Jackson (Cathy) of Sedalia; stepson, Justin Surface (Kathi); daughters, Samantha Watson of Sedalia and Mari Lynn Yancey of Calhoun, MO; brother, Steve Jackson (Judy) of Sedalia; sister, Pam Harden (Johnny Mac Harden); granddaughter, Emma Rose Watson; his life companion, Muriel Jackson; nephew, Jason Elwood; and nieces, Brittney Marriott, Leslie Jackson, and Hillary Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Juanita Jackson; and brother, Joe Jackson.

Full military honors will take place at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO followed by a celebration of life gathering until 8:00 pm. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps and VFW Post 2591.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Honor Flight in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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Always enjoyed Sam when he came into Ottens. Always admired how hard he work at his age. I know he enjoyed getting out and talking to his customers as I enjoyed talking to him. God bless..
– Jeff Myler
Steve, Cathy & Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace in your hearts and comfort in all of the memories. I did not know Sam but he and my father had very similar backgrounds. He sounded like a very hard working, genuine man. Thoughts and prayers for all of you in the days to come. Mike, Kim & Hannah Hamsher
– Kim Hamsher
I was sorry to hear of Sam’s passing, May God be with his family and friends during their time of need.
– Nancy Hayworth
Offering condolences to Steven, Lynn, Samantha, and the rest of the family. May peace find you in your time of sorrow.
– Randy Hayworth
Only guy I ever knew who would climb a tree for a groundhog .I would like to express our sorrow for your loss . Patty and Harold Dump .
– Harold L dump

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