ADRIAN-Charles A. Jackson, age 100, of Adrian, formerly of Palmyra, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at his home. He was born June 22, 1920, to Fred E. and Ethelyn (Moore) Jackson. On January 25, 1941, he married Imogean “Imo” Phillips. She preceded him in death in 2006. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1937. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944 and fought with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during WWII where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Chuck passionately encouraged proper respect for our country’s flag. Chuck was co-owner of Jackson’s Gas & Service Station in Palmyra with his father and had also been employed by Stubnitz, Hurd Lock, and Maxitrol Company. He was a member of the Palmyra Fire Department for 26 years and a past president of the Michigan State Firemen’s Association and belonged to the American Legion. Chuck was a member and ordained elder in the Palmyra Community Presbyterian Church.
Chuck is survived by two sons, Robert James (Rose) Jackson of Adrian and John Allen (Nancy) Jackson of Virginia; a daughter, Nancy Lee McClure of Adrian; five grandchildren, Gerald Mapley, Kirk Jackson, Scott McClure, Jeff McClure and Adrienne Griggs; six great-grandchildren, Sharon Mapley, Alyssia McClure, Amanda (Zachary) Harkema, Merissa (Adam) Myers, Alexis McClure, and Nicholas McClure; a brother, Richard E. Jackson of Blissfield; and several nieces and nephews along with many close friends including the morning coffee group at Meijer. In addition to his wife, Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Fred H. and Arthur “Spike” Jackson; a son-in-law, Lowell D. McClure; infant granddaughter, Karen Jackson; and a special friend, Lorraine Williamson.
At Chuck’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on June 19, 2021 at the Palmyra Community Presbyterian Church with Pastor Doug Holmes officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Palmyra Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Palmyra Community Presbyterian Church, the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department, Hospice of Lenawee, or the State Fireman’s Memorial. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.