Roy Clifford Jackson, 90, of Fort Scott, passed away, Thursday evening, October 3, 2019 at his home. He was born November 7, 1928 in Neodesha, Kansas the son of Roy Frank and Myrtle Mae (Combs) Jackson. He married Ruth I. Evans on June 12, 1949 in Fort Scott, Kansas, she survives of the home. Roy and Ruth recently celebrated 70 years of Marriage. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a loving father and devoted husband as well as a proud grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit and love of the outdoors.
Roy retired as a Printing Supervisor from Ennis Business Forms after more than 20 years. He also farmed during this time and ran a Dairy Farm, and also raised Cattle, and Hogs at different times. Roy loved hunting and the outdoor life, he was an avid Coon Hunter who raised and trained generations of Registered Treeing Walker Coon Hounds. He raised many quality Coon Hounds and was most proud of his Night Champion named “Queen” and her offspring “Josie” who was a Grand Night Champion. Roy and his dogs won acclaim and were featured in the magazine popular for Coon Hunters everywhere “Full Cry”
In addition to his wife, Ruth, he is survived by 6 children, Pamela Sue Russell of Fort Scott, Connie A. Jackson of Fort Scott, Gwendolyn K. (Danny) Norbury of Hume, Missouri, R. Mark Jackson (Lynette) of Fort Scott, Brenda Leigh Denby of Fort Scott, Jan Elaine Kierl of Mound City, Kansas, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 sisters, Bernice (Joe) Jump and Virginia (Jim) Herring.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. He was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery North of Fort Scott. Condolences may be submitted to the online guest book at konantz-cheney.com.