COLBY, Kan. -- Phillip Reid Jackson, 84, died Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) at the Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kan. He was a resident of Atwood.
He was born March 20, 1919, in Vona, Colo., to Pryor Reid and Pauline Dorthia Sophia (Rather) Jackson. He grew up in Phillipsburg, Kan. He lived for a brief time in Florida and finally settled in Atwood.
He served in the Navy from December 1943 to December 1945 as an apprentice seaman. He served on the USS Natrona. His record of promotion includes hospital apprentice 2nd class, hospital apprentice 1st class and pharmacists mate 3rd class.
On June 17, 1937, he married Irene Agnes Rummel in Atwood. The couple made their home in Cope, Colo.
His awards include the American Theatre Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon--two stars, the Philippine Liberation ribbon--one star, the Victory Medal and the Domain of the Golden Dragon on Jan. 22, 1945. He was a member of the American Legion Sam Hubbard Post No. 46, the Atwood Odd Fellows, Rebekah Lodge No. 331 and the Colby Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; his brother, Walter; his sister, Wilma; one son, Phillip Eugene Jackson; one son-in-law, Andrew Schmid; two grandchildren, Brian Andrew Schmid and Monica Sue Russell; and two great-grandchildren, Toby and Tanner Racette.
Survivors include his sisters, Mildred Siglinger and husband, Jack of Phillipsburg, Kan., Lucille White and husband, Lloyd of Colby, Kan., Wilma Rockenbach of Ellis County, Kan.; sister-in-law, Yoko Hatton of Cypress, Calif.; other family in Ellis County, Kan.; his children, David Jackson of Kansas, Phyllis Janousek and husband, Richard of Colby, James Jackson and wife, Alice of Downs, Kan., Joan Wells of Burlington, Colo., Douglas Jackson and wife, Kathy of Brewster, Kan., Doris Schoenberger and husband, Eugene of Brewster and Mary Schmid of Hays, Kan.; daughter-in-law, Donna Eckstrom and husband, Roy of Palmer; and 26 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services are Tuesday, 10 a.m., at the Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Atwood with the Rev. James Larson officiating. Interment will be in the Atwood Fairview Cemetery in Atwood.
Visitation is Sunday and Monday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home of Atwood and Tuesday before service time.
A memorial has been established in his name and they may be left at the funeral home.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.