In loving memory of

Charles Dean Jackson
September 4, 1935 - November 23, 2021

Charles Dean Jackson, formerly of Quincy, and Park Ridge, IL, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Broken Arrow, OK.

He was born September 4, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois the son of Charles Steiner and Hazel Olive Murphy Jackson. On September 28, 1963 he married Gloria Ann Larimore in Quincy, Illinois. She preceded him in death on June 22, 2009.

Charles was a 1953 graduate of New Trier High School and later spent two years at Bradley University. He served in the United States Army from 1958 - 1960 and attained the rank of Specialist. He was in the last battle ready battalion on the Pacific coast. He had a 42 year career with United Airlines where he was the lead for the ramp service at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Charles was actively involved with the Boy Scouts for many years. He was very proud of his son and three grandsons for attaining Eagle Scout status. He was a former member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy. He had also been an active member of Park Ridge Presbyterian Church in Park Ridge, IL.

Survivors include three children: Cynthia "Cindy" Eccles of Broken Arrow, OK; Charles Jackson of Chicago, IL; and Lynne Marie (Dennis) Sparrow of Quincy; seven grandchildren: John (Sarah) Eccles of South Carolina and China; Rebecca (Erick) Granados of Tulsa, OK; Tyler Eccles of Broken Arrow, OK; Samuel and Emma Sparrow of Quincy; Anna Poeht of Denver, CO; and Martha Jackson of Champaign, IL; four great grandchildren; a brother, Douglas A. (Roberta) Jackson of Fresno, CA; two sisters, Marilyn J. (Richard) Alt of Lake Forest, IL, and Jennifer G. (Sheldon) Bachus of San Francisco, CA; a former son in law, Jim Eccles of Broken Arrow, OK; and a former daughter in law, Laura Lindeman of Champaign, IL.

In addition to his wife, Charles was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: 10:00 am Saturday, December 11, 2021, in Faith Presbyterian Church with Tom Dickerson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Payson New Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by Payson VFW Post #2061 and the United States Army Funeral Honors Team. There will be no visitation.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers and donation, the family requests that friends and family simply choose an organization in your own community to which to donate books to children and young adults in need.

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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