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Robert B. Jackson Jr., 86, of Jackson Lane, New Beaver Borough passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at UPMC Passavant Hospital following a short illness.
Born Jan. 2, 1931, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Robert B. and Eleanor R. McKinley Jackson Sr.
He was married for 66 years to Helen E. Little Jackson, who passed away March 2, 2017.
Bob was a lifelong dairy farmer, owning and operating Jackson Farms.
Active in the community, he was a member and served as an elder, deacon and trustee of Wampum Presbyterian Church.
He was a member and past president of the Wampum Area Lions Club.
Bob served and was the first president of the Mohawk Area School Board. He also served on the school boards at the Lawrence County Vo-Tech and the Intermediate Unit.
Bob was a member and past president of the Lawrence County Conservation District and former membership chairman of the Beaver Lawrence County Farm Bureau. He also served on the Lawrence County and the State Republican Committees.
He was a licensed pilot and a former member and president of the Flying Farmers of America. Bob was also involved with many other interests and activities on the local, county and state level.
Survivors include three sons, William (Sharon) Jackson, James (Charmaine) Jackson and Robert B. "Charlie" (Lauren) Jackson III, all of New Galilee; a daughter, Linda Shellhammer of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; a sister, Thelma J. McMillin of Apopka, Florida; a brother, Raymond C. (Mary Ann) Jackson of Wampum; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dale Shellhammer; and a brother-in-law, Ed McMillan.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum. Friends will also be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. His pastor, the Rev. William R. McGary will officiate the service.
Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wampum Presbyterian Church, Box 25, Wampum, PA 16157.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting marshallsfh.com.
Published on September 8, 2017
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