Served in the U.S. Navy

Richard Valentine Jackson, son of Richard Lee Jackson and Betty Ann Bray, was born, June 14, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri. He departed this life, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in his home, Climax Springs, Missouri at the age of forty-one years and 4 days.

Survivors include his father, Richard Jackson and wife Olivia of Climax Springs, Missouri; his mother, Betty Bray of Sheldon, Missouri; his fiancé, Tara Phillips of the home and her children, Madylyn, Kaydince and Alexander; his children, Trent James, Alexis CL, Blake Ann, Heather and Melissa; a sister, Michele Renee Jackson-Phillips of Poughkeepsie, New York; a brother, Jayson Jackson of Climax Springs, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Lauren Nicole, Emily Marie, Richard Logan and Phillip Scott and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Rich was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas, Palestine, Texas and Climax Springs, Missouri. He was a graduate of Climax Springs High School in the class of 1991. He entered the United States Navy and was released with a medical discharge. He then moved to Auburn, Nebraska where he began a career in welding with ACI. He was a master welder and helped build many tractors and farm machinery. He moved back to Climax Springs where he worked for JP Docks.

He attended Ozark Bethel Chapel Assembly of God Church in Climax Springs.

Rich was a grill master and had his own special barbeque sauce recipe. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a loving son, fiancé, father, brother, uncle and a caring neighbor and friend. He left us too early; however, his memory will linger on in our hearts forever.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Grainger Cemetery, Climax Springs. Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m., Friday in the funeral home.

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Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.