Paul Travis Jackson, age 80, Mound City, left this earthly life to be with the Lord Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his home. He will be greatly missed by many family members and friends.
He was born on July 9, 1939, at the family farm in northern Bourbon County, the son of Raymond and Bertha Colgin Jackson.
He leaves behind his wife of 58½ years, Wyoma May (Cramer) Jackson; three children, Travis and wife Julie, Brian, and Leland and wife Deanne; nine grandchildren, Nikia, Eric, Dianna, Emily, Jacob, Wyatt, Alexis, Carly, and Glynnis; 14 great-grandchildren, Tia, Emma, McKenna, Devin, Zayden, Kale, Cameron, Matthew, Clarissa, Raylee, Gabriel, Olivia, Farrah, and Knile; one great-great-grandchild, Brange; two brothers, Darrell and Leroy Jackson, and one sister, Evelyn Larkey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Verlin Frame, Velvia Pearman, Marybell Pruitt, Jessie Ross, and Joan Stewart; two brothers, Dorwin and Gilbert Jackson, and one great-grandchild, Braden.
Paul was a hard-working farmer and could fix almost anything, but his lifelong passion was working in the oil field with his brothers Darrell and Leroy, his sons, and his nieces and nephews.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1963 where he gained my Army buddies. He loved mowing the grass with his John Deere lawn tractor, playing with his dogs, fishing, camping, gardening, country music and vanilla ice cream (homemade preferred). He enjoyed collecting pocket knives, hat pins, coins, and going to the Pioneer harvest Festival each year. He was a member of Mooney-Long American Legion Post 279 in Blue Mound and Mound City Christian Church.
A private family service will be live-streamed at 10 a.m. Thursdayon youtube.com.Search for Mound City Christian Church. Graveside will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bronson Cemetery. Individual respects and guest registry will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Mound City Christian Church, Integrity Hospice, or Mooney-Long American Legion Post 279. Condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.