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  Mount Ayr Record News, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jackson dies in fatal truck accident

Ringgold county recorded its first fatal traffic accident of the new year early Saturday morning near Kellerton.

Larry JACKSON, 55, of Kellerton was killed in the accident at 3 a.m. on County Road J45 south of 240th Street. According to the Iowa State Patrol report, JACKSON was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup northbound on the county road when he lost control, entered the west ditch and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side. JACKSON was not wearing a seat-belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

The accident was not discovered until several hours later when a passerby found the accident site.

The accident is still under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

Funeral services for JACKSON were set today (Thursday) at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. An obituary for JACKSON is included on the obituary page.

OBITUARY ~ LARRY DEAN JACKSON

December 24, 1956 ~ January 07, 2012

Larry Dean JACKSON, age 55, of Kellerton, Iowa, died January 7, 2012 in Ringgold county, Iowa following a motor vehicle accident. He was born on December 25, 1956 at Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa to Clarence Ivyl "Ike" and Verda Louise (MALLATT) JACKSON.

Larry graduated from Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa with the class of 1975. He lived most of his life in southern Iowa. He worked construction and made many trips to Texas where he worked as a construction foreman. Recently he was a self-employed carpenter. Larry enjoyed all kinds of fishing, especially deep sea fishing. He loved to cook and smoke meats for all his friends and collect cast iron cookware. At one time he was a member of the Lions Club.

Preceding him in death was his father, Ike JACKSON.

Survivors include his mother, Verda JACKSON of Osceola, Iowa; siblings, Shirley JACKSON of Osceola, Iowa, Sandy FRY and husband Gene of West Des Moines, Iowa, Sheila TONEY and husband Ron of Urbandale, Iowa and Bob JACKSON and wife Glenda of Van Wert, Iowa; 13 nieces and nephews and 16 great-nieces and nephews, who loved their Uncle Tiny, and other relatives and many good friends, whom he considered his family.

Funeral services will be held at the Slade O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa with Rev. Terry ROBERTS officiating at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012. Burial will be in the Van Wert Cemetery, Van Wert, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012

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