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Ronald Loren “Blackie” Jackson

Ronald Loren “Blackie” Jackson, 91, of Greenwood, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013.

The son of Andrew G. and Freda Roberts Jackson, Blackie was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Hanover.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Flying Tigers, 308th Bomb Group, flying missions in China, India and Burma.

He was a member of Paynesville Christian Church and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 481.

Blackie is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pauline Land Jackson of Greenwood; three daughters, Marcie A. (Rusty) Schroeder of Indianapolis, Dixie L. (Joe) Pete of Greenwood and Kelley L. (Richie) Williams of Fairview, Texas; a brother, Burlyn Jackson of Madison; three grandchildren, Vanessa (Geoff) Mahan, Kathy Fritz and Jackson Williams; four great-grandchildren, Jim Fritz, Griffin Oakes, Cole Mahan and Kinley Mahan; a great-great-grandson, Jackson Fritz; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Grant Allen Fritz; five brothers, Lloyd, George, Millis, Boyce and Terry; and three sisters, Shirley Dee, Rose Ann and Hildreth.

Blackie and Pauline enjoyed RV’ing, especially to Texas and Florida; and he loved to play pool.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.

Services will be private.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, is entrusted with arrangements.

Information: www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com

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