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Robert Hurshel Jackson

Obituary Robert Hurshel Jackson, 81, of Red Boiling Springs, TN, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.He was born December 4, 1932 in Clay County, TN to the late Clinton Jackson and Alice Lee Gillenwater Jackson. He was raised on a farm in the Mudlick, KY Community with his four brothers and four sisters. He joined the Air Force in 1953 and spent the last 12 years of his 23 years of service at Malmstrom A.F.B., Montana as a specialist with the minuteman missile system. He was united in marriage on May 3, 1955 to Alice Ritter. He retired in 1974 moving his family to Union Hill, TN where he was a farmer, business owner and person of influence within this community. He was a member of Red Boiling Springs Masonic Lodge #585 for over 25 years. He was an avid bowler and certified bowling coach.He is survived by his wife: Alice M. Ritter Jackson of Red Boiling Springs;one son: Robert David Jackson of Red Boiling Springs; three daughters: Janietta Lusk and husband Patrick of Philadelphia, PA; Angela Coons, and Mary Alice Carroll and husband Tommy, all of Red Boiling Springs; one sister: Gloria Madline Martin of Gallatin,TN; 4 grandchildren: Jessica Hatcher, Elizabeth Lusk, Samantha Flowers and Mariah Jackson; 2 great grandchildren: Tequila Hatcher and Andrew Reece.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers: Martin William Jackson, Meredith Clinton Jackson, Darrell Jackson and Jackie Lee Jackson, three sisters: Reva Janet Strudeman, Merline Cady and Idelle Durham; one son-in-law: Tony Coons; and one grandson: Jackson Lusk.Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 8 at 4:00 PM at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with cremation to follow.Visitation will be after 12:00 PM on Saturday until time of service at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Hurshel Jackson please visit our Sympathy Store. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Hurshel Jackson, please visit our floral store.

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I am so sorry for your loss. At this difficult time please remember the Bible's promise at Acts 24:15, "There is going to be a resurrection." May the God of all comfort, comfort you in all your trials. - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Amy Smith Feb 24 2014 12:00 AM

Alice & family.......so very sorry to hear about Robert. Prayers for strength to help you bear this. With love, Reba Arms Sheffield

Reba Arms Sheffield Feb 8 2014 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Jackson

Bobby & Barbara ferguson Feb 7 2014 12:00 AM