Samuel Jackson


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Posted Online: Feb. 03, 2013, 6:32 pm
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Samuel Jackson, 78, of Kewanee, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at home.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rux, Kewanee. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is in Pleasant View Cemetery.
He was born July 7, 1934, in Winchester, Ill., to Nicolas and Ethyl Jackson.
Survivors are his wife, Shirley; children, Andy, Randy, Jane Damn, Christy Jackson, Thomas VanDamme Jr. and Tammy Johnson, all of Kewanee; siblings, Hazel Fengle, Norma Dyer, Irma Calhoun Charlotte Plasencia, Gilbert, James and Nicholas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.












 




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