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[April 08, 2011]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Robert E. "Bob" Jackson, 81, died Tuesday, April 7, 2011, at 5:25 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Jackson was employed as a truck driver for Empire Gas and Pittsburgh Paint & Glass in Lincoln for 10 to 12 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born April 9, 1929, in Ottawa. His parents were Vaughn Eldon and Nellie Crawford Jackson. He married Betty Mae Utterback on Jan. 1, 1953. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2005.

He is survived by two daughters, Jane Ellen (and Randy) Morris of Beason and Doris Jean (and Byron) Helton of Mount Pulaski; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Juanita Jackson.

He was also preceded in death one daughter, Margaret Sue Challans; one grandson, Robert Lee Morris; one brother, William Clyde Jackson; and one sister, Margie Groves.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois School for the Blind in Jacksonville or United Cerebral Palsy.

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