Green River Star -

John Sidney Jackson


January 17, 2018

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John Sidney Jackson

John Sidney Jackson, 76, of Rock Springs, died Jan. 11, 2018, at his home.

He was a long time resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Leadville, Colo., Jackson died following a three-month illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1942, in Paul's Valley, Okla., the son of Silas M. Jackson and Ruby W. Eggleston.

Jackson attended schools in Climax, Colo., and graduated from Leadville High School with the class of 1962.

He married Merry L. Baltzell on Jan. 1, 1970, in Leadville, Colo.

Jackson was a United States Navy Veteran having served in the Vietnam conflict.

He was employed by Climax Molybdenum Company at Climax, Colo., for 17 years until they moved to Rock Springs in 1981.

He worked for Bridger Coal Company for 17 years as a haul truck driver and retired in April 1998.

He was a member of the Ordinary Faith Church.

His interests included spending time with his family especially his grandchildren, Young at Heart Senior Citizens Center, fishing, model trains, yard sales, people in general and having coffee with his friends at McDonald's.

Survivors include his wife Merry Jackson of Rock Springs; one son, Scott Jackson of Rock Springs; two daughters, Stacey Jackson and Candi Ruffini, both of Rock Springs; three grandchildren, Brooklyn, Skylar and Flynn Jackson-Dunn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Ruby Jackson; stepmother Robbie Jackson; brothers Loyal Jackson and Martin Jackson.

Services are pending.

The family of John Jackson respectfully requests donations in his memory be made to Young at Heart Senior Citizens Center, 2400 Reagan, Rock Springs, Wyoming or the charity of the donor's choice. 

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