Fred R. Jackson, age 88, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at MVHS-St. Elizabeth’s Campus.
Fred was born in Rome, New York on December 23, 1932, to the late John Madison Jackson and the late Esther Jackson (Schanbarger). On May 30, 1953, he was united in marriage to the former Gladys Pelton. He worked as a sales rep for R.J. Reynolds. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing, and at the age of 86, after 72 years of golfing, he recorded his first hole in one! He was a past councilman for the 4th Ward in the City of Rome and also a Chairman for the Republican Party.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Gladys; his daughters, Linda Jo Jackson, and Susan (Doug) Sharrow; his sons Fred Jr. (Carrie) Jackson, and Steven (Cindi) Jackson; a daughter in law, Diane Jackson; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Jack Jackson; and a grandson, Keith House.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at
6 p.m. at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, October 18, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Please offer online condolences at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.