Charles G."Chuck" Jackson, 89, of Bayles Lake, Loda died at 8:25 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Gibson City Annex, Gibson City.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Jackson was born November 20, 1923 in Clinton, KY the son of Clint and Helen Vaden Jackson. He married Elizabeth Luveta “Veta” Weatherly September 11, 1943 in Halls, TN. She preceded him in death September 12, 2001.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue O’Neal of Gibson City, Lisa (Craig) Fink of Clinton; three grandchildren, Shawna (Todd) Pondel, Angela (Asa) Lage, Jeremy (Reannon) Collings; six great grandchildren, Chase, Carmen, Ava, Ashton, Blake and Brooklynn. He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.
Mr. Jackson grew up in Clinton and Mayfield, KY. He served in the United States Army Air Corp. during World War II. He was stationed in London where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a tail gunner on a B17 and completed 55 missions. After his military service he went to work for TVA and REA in Kentucky. He and his family moved to Illinois in 1967 where he worked for CIPS as a lineman/master electrician and retired in 1985. The family moved to Bayles Lake, Loda in 1979.
He was a member of the Loda United Methodist Church, the Loda Lions Club and the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a 72 year member of the Mayfield Masonic Lodge and a Master Mason. He loved his church, enjoyed swinging on his back porch, pontoon boating and his dog. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Loda United Methodist Church or an organization of the donor’s choice.