Obituaries » Robert E. Jackson
December 10, 1931 - January 28, 2022
Robert Eugene Jackson, 90, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away the afternoon of January 28, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born December 10, 1931, the son of L. C. Jackson and Katherine (Harris) Jackson in Fort Scott Kansas. He married Regina (Matthews) Branch on March 9, 1952, and she preceded him in death on June 19, 2017.
As a senior in high school, Bob enlisted in the Kansas National Guard, and was later called to active duty in the U. S. Army and served in Korea. He saw battle and served until he was Honorably Discharged on January 16, 1953. Upon returning to Fort Scott, Bob and Regina started raising their family of three children, Debora, Bobby, and Mary K. Bob worked on the Frisco Railroad and worked for his father-in-law at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Fort Scott. Later in life, he acquired an insurance agency and worked there for several years before retiring and purchasing a farm. Bob frequently spoke of his enjoyment of working on the farm, raising livestock, and crop farming. During this time, he also opened a family-owned business, Rough Jack Stalls, and installed horse stalls all over the country. He had many stories of time on the farm and enjoyed making memories with his grandkids.
Bob was an active Christian and a faithful servant of the Lord. He would read the Bible daily, write often, and share his understanding of the Gospel. In his final years he returned to drawing all types of pictures such as horses, animals, landscapes, and people’s faces. Bob worked tirelessly to get the faces correct and was never really happy with the final drawing, but he sure tried hard to get them right.
Bob is survived by his three children and their spouses, Debora and Jim Barnes of Ash Grove, Missouri, Bobby and Dara Jackson of Fort Scott, and Mary K and Leonard Auler of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; Jason Barnes, Tonya Dill, Christopher Jackson, Amanda Brooker, Hallie Findley, Drew Zimmerman, Tucker Jackson, and Sullivan Jackson; his two sisters, Virginia Keal and Sarah K. Jackson, both of Overland Park, Kansas; sixteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Regina, he was also preceded in death by his parents L.C. and Katherine Jackson, a grandson Jeremy Barnes, and his best friend, Fred Geneva.
Following cremation, graveside services will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Military Honors will be presented by the US Army Funeral Honors Detail, Fort Riley, Kansas, at the Cemetery. The family wishes memorial contributions to be made to Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73134. Contributions may also be left in the care of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W Wall Street, PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may also be submitted to the online guestbook at Konantz-Cheney.com.