Rocky Herbert Jackson, 67, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1950, to Silas and Edith (Watkins) Jackson at Columbus, Ohio.
Rocky was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was raised in the St. Louis, MO area. Rocky proudly served our great country in the United States Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War. Upon returning home from his service years, he met and married Barbara Ann (Krammer). They spent many happy years together until Barbara’s passing at an early age. In June of 1989 Rocky found happiness again when he married Judith (McMullin). They were married twenty-six years until her passing in February 2015. Not only did Rocky protect and serve us abroad, he worked to protect and serve citizens of Jennings, MO as well, serving on the Jennings police force for several years. He later became a Draft Technical Officer while working for Lohr Distributing Company. Before retiring, he was a truck driver for Anheuser Busch. Rocky loved to listen to Blues music, aggravate everyone in only his special way and he was an avid Cardinal’s fan. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #281 and a lifetime Mason member of Post #526.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by both his wives, Barbara and Judith.
He is survived by one son: Michael Jackson of St. Louis, MO; three daughters: Amy Nole of Poplar Bluff, MO, Tracy L. Sallee of Piedmont, MO and Stacie M. Day of Piedmont, MO; one sister: Ruby J. Logan of Piedmont, MO; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rocky will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation was at 4:00 pm on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with a Masonic service at 7:00 pm. Funeral service followed Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 am also at the chapel. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family. Tim Jackson, Tyson Jackson, Ray McMullin, Timmy Day Jr., Wyatt Day and Anthony Bradley served as pallbearers. Interment with full military honors by the United States Marine Corps and Arnold Hodge Post #281, Piedmont, MO was at Masonic Cemetery at Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com