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Born Oct. 24, 1935 to the late Forrest L. and Frances Stanley Jackson in Cedar Hill, Tennessee, he was married to the former Elizabeth Ann Taylor on Dec. 7, 1962. He was an U.S. veteran and retired as a medical lab technician for the former McLean County General Hospital. Robert was an active member of Calhoun Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He enjoyed singing in the choir and his men’s Sunday school class. Robert enjoyed working with Tennessee Walking Horses and loved anyone taking the time to talk about horses. He enjoyed family gatherings, visiting with family and friends and was an avid fan of University of Kentucky Basketball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Judd and Betty Binkley; two brothers, Donnie Jackson and Jerry Jackson; and his beloved grandson, Matthew L. St.Clair.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Ann Taylor Jackson; his daughter, Sherrill Elizabeth Ballentine of Winter Park, FL; special brothers-in-law, Lewis Rouse and Michael Moss, and sister-in-law, Alice Taylor; a very special nephew, Troy Taylor; exceptional neighbors and friends, Roger and Sue Austin; and many other very dear nieces, nephews, and friends.

Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Muster Funeral Home, Calhoun, where visitation will be 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday.

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