Ronald Lee “Ron” Jackson, 75, brother to Wayne Jackson of Iola, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012 at his home in Joplin, Mo.
Ron was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Oshkosh, Neb. to Alta Mary Jackson and Joseph Buren Jackson. He was a sales representative for the W. Evans Co., and had lived in the Joplin area the past 15 years.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lee Jackson on Dec. 17, 1996. Born from this union was a daughter, Julia Ann Jackson, Overland Park, and a son, Daniel Joseph Jackson, Topeka.
Ron was united in marriage to Karen Cagle Taylor on Sept. 13, 1997 in Orongo, Mo. She survives, as do two step-daughters, Kelly Kim Cagle Smalling, Springfield, Mo., and Cortnee Lynee Cagle Eaton of Carl Junction, Mo., and one step-son, Christopher Leo Cagle; 10 grandchildren; sisters Joann Phillips, Chanute, and Bonnie Barnett, Kansas City; brothers Jim Dale Jackson, Tulsa, Okla., and Wayne Jackson, Iola.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Triune; and a brother, Richard Jackson.