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Monday, January 10, 2022

Obituary - Eddie Lee Jackson

Eddie Lee Jackson, age 84, of Deepwater, Missouri passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Vansant-Mills Chapel. 

Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Deepwater Cemetery in Deepwater, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's and can be left in care of the funeral home.

Eddie Lee Jackson was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of John and Junie (Schiller) Jackson.

Eddie married his wife RayeAnne Jarrett on January 27, 1961. After living in Kansas City for a few years they moved to Wheatland, Missouri. There they raised their four children. Eddie worked at Jackson Implement in Wheatland. He would open the business early, leave long enough to run a bus route for Wheatland School and then back to work. Eddie also helped farmers putting up their hay.

Eddie started work with the Missouri State Conservation in 1976. He was a mechanic. Eddie drove a dozer during the summer and fall putting plow lines for all the wild fires. In 1983 he was transferred to the Clinton location. That is when he moved to Deepwater, Missouri. After a back injury Eddie was forced into retirement in 1999.

Eddie served as a city council member shortly after moving to Deepwater. Eddie lost his wife in June of 2011. He was never the same man after that. Eddie struggled through many illnesses. Eddie was baptized and became a member of the Deepwater First Baptist Church. Most Sundays you could find him sitting on the back pew. After a few years other family members could be found sitting next to him on what was known as our family pew. When the weather was nice you could find Eddie riding his 4 wheeler over town visiting with neighbors.

Eddie got to visit with all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren during this last Thanksgiving and Christmas. On December 26 Eddie was admitted into Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Though he fought a hard battle he never recovered from his illness. After two weeks Eddie was taken home to be with his heavenly father. Eddie was surrounded by his children as he passed.

Eddie is survived by his for children and families. Martin (Marty) Jackson and wife Nora of Deepwater, Missouri, Patti Jackson of Lowry City, Missouri, Sharon Carl and husband Joel of Osceola, Missouri and Sally VanWinkle and husband John of Clinton, Missouri, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, two brothers; Robert (Bobby) Jackson and wife Olive of Harden, Kentucky, Clyde Jackson and wife Janet of Wheatland, Missouri and one sister Betty Jackson of Hermitage, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Junie Jackson, brothers; Lloyd Jackson and Deanie Jackson, sisters; Marie Bauer, Bernice Talley, Dorthey Chaney and Phyllis Belk.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.