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Ronald L. Jackson

July 22, 1949 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 70)


Ronald L. Jackson, 70, of Oquawka, IL, passed away at 1:49 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2019 in Sterling, IL. 


Ron was born on July 22, 1949, the son of William James Jackson and Mary (Stemple) Jackson of Warren, Ohio. He was raised and educated in Warren, OH and graduated from Lordstown High School in 1967.


After graduation he joined the Army National Guard as a rescue diver. He then worked for Packard Electric in Warren, OH and later for Walmart Transportation for 18 years.


Ron married Debra (Buster) Peterson at their home in Oquawka, IL, on October 17, 1998.


He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycles, camping, fishing and cooking. He especially loved the seafood boils he hosted with his good friend Jeff McCue.


He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Laura (Christopher) Hicks of Lordstown, OH; one granddaughter Kaitlyn Hicks of Lordstown, OH; two sisters, Patricia Dunkin of Warren, OH and Janet Smith of Florida; and one brother, William Jackson of Detroit, MI. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great  nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Donald Jackson.



Cremation rites have been accorded.  No visitation or services are planned at this time.  Memorials can be made to the Western Illinois Animal Rescue.  McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.   


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