Robert R. Jackson, 60, died Feb. 21, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.
His ashes will be taken back to Reading, Pa., for scattering on April 13. If interested in joining in on the celebration of Robert Jackson’s life, call Rebecca at (610) 698-6681 or Sue at (484) 794-4618.
Robert was born in Reading, Pa., on Feb. 10, 1953. After high school, Robert joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 24, 1971, and deployed to Vietnam. He received a Rifle Sharpshooting Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He ended his services on Oct. 2, 1975.
He had worked for General Polymerics Corp. from 1998 to 2005, when he had his second stoke, which left him permanently disabled. He moved to Palmer in 2006.
Robert loved to work with wood. Making beautiful furniture, unique storage shelves and picture frames were among his many talents.
Surviving are his daughter, Sabrina C. Jackson of Big Lake; son, Christopher Jackson of Mohnton, Pa.; sisters, Rebecca Manley of Reading, Pa., and Juddy Farwell of North Carolina; nephew, Garry Spalding of Reading, Pa.; nieces, Rachael and Jennifer Spalding of Reading, Pa.; grandchildren, Tianna Ray, Nathaniel Jackson, Erica Wilmes, Braelyn Shook and Jacob and Silas Mork, all of Big Lake.
Preceding him in death were his father, Arthur Jackson; mother, Joyce Mayer; and brother, George Jackson.
Robert was a simple, quiet man who mainly kept to himself, but the people who he did let in were very blessed to have known him. He really valued his family and friends and showed it in every way. He was deeply loved by family and friends. He will never be forgotten and will forever be missed.
Arrangements are with Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel and Crematory.