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Clarence "Jack" Waldon Jackson

Died: Mon., Mar. 11, 2019

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Fri., Apr. 05, 2019
Location: Village Meadows Baptist Church

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MSGT Clarence Waldon Jackson

United States Air Force, Retired

1940 - 2019

Clarence Waldon "Jack" Jackson of Sierra Vista, passed away peacefully 3-11-19 at the age of 78 from stroke complications.

Clarence was born in 1940 and raised in the Sunnyview Community, Polk County, North Carolina. Clarence graduated from Mill Spring High School. He worked a short time for General motors in Van Nuys, California, and returned to North Carolina, then joined the US Air Force in 1960. During his Air Force career he was stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver, Colorado; Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska; Goose Bay AFB in Labrador Canada; Castle AFB in Atwater, California; Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska and Beale AFB in Marysville, California. His last assignment at Beale was with the SR-71 program.

Clarence retired from the US Air Force in 1982. He was then employed by the Civil Service in Anchorage, Alaska, and retired in 1998.

During his military career, he met and married Marleta "Marty" Sampson, a registered nurse from Lincoln, Nebraska.

Clarence leaves his wife of 51 years, Marleta; daughter, Lisa (Rob) Butler of Hot Springs, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Bridget, Jack and Tess; brother, Billy Glen of Marion, North Carolina and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Annie Jackson, of Mill Spring, North Carolina; five sisters; Francis Pittman, Kathleen Maney, Iris Womack, Joan Foster and Emma Carolyn Chapman; and two brothers, Charles and JL John Landrum.

While living in Alaska, he and his family loved hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, flying his Cessna and  hiking. After retiring to Arizona in 2000, he and his wife traveled in the United States and to many different countries. Clarence and Marty especially enjoyed exploring old mining trails in Arizona and Utah on their side by side off road vehicle with many friends.

He was a participant in many local organizations and an active member of Village Meadows Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Burial will be at Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life and a reception will be held at Village Meadows Baptist Church on April 5 at 10:30 am. Memorial contributions may be given to the Boys and Girls Club in Sierra Vista, Village Meadows Baptist Church, Gideons or a charity of your choice.

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Joyce Warren
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. May you find the strength to get through this most difficult time.

Warm regards,
Joyce Warren