A memorial service for Larry Jackson, 79, of Spirit Lake, was held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Good News Community Church in Okoboji. Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Larry passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake at 79 years of age.
Larry Lewis Jackson, the son of Benton and Vera (Weathers) Jackson, was born November 19, 1939 in Oto, Iowa.
Larry grew up in Oto, helping on the family farm and was active in 4-H, raising a Grand Champion Hereferd.
Later, Larry resided in South Sioux City, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa before eventually moving to Spirit Lake.
Larry married Anne Girard-Bradham at Gull Point State Park in Spirit Lake.
He worked as a salesman for most of his life, primarily for Chesterman Co./Coca-Cola of Sioux City and later as an independent salesman for Maintenance Engineering of Fargo, North Dakota.
Larry was a member of Good News Community Church in Okoboji, Iowa, where he served as a Deacon twice. Larry ate ice cream every night and would never miss a Wednesday morning coffee with friends.
He enjoyed classic cars and red tractors (Farmall).
Family was very important to Larry. Some of his best moments were playing with his grandchildren, celebrating family Christmases and fall trips with Anne and friends.
Most of all, Larry loved to talk about Jesus. He would talk to whoever would listen and lived his life as an example to others. Larry never knew a stranger.
Larry is survived by his wife, Anne Jackson; his children, Brad (Tori) Jackson, Rick (Karen) Jackson, Kevin (Janet) Jackson, Cindy (Ted) O’Brien and Scott (Christina) Bradham; 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Benton and Vera Jackson; a grandchild, Benton and a brother, Gary Jackson.