Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Anthony Ray Jackson, 56, of Chillicothe died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his residence.

Born June 8, 1954, in Peoria to Arthur O. and Betty (DeVoss) Jackson, he married Debbie Schaefer.

Surviving are his mother, Betty Holocker of Henry; step-mother, Joyce Jackson of Chillicothe; five children, Amy (Chris) Ahart of Peoria Heights, Tony Jackson Jr. of Chillicothe, Jake (Jessica) Jackson of Chillicothe, Dawn (Jeff) Briggs of Lacon and Michael Jackson of Lacon; two brothers, Arthur (Shari) Jackson of Chillicothe, Fred Jackson of Peoria; two sisters, Shelly (Jerry) Lloyd of Chillicothe and Lauri (Jim) Anderson of Chillicothe; and 11 grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Randy Jackson.

He worked for Allied Welding in Chillicothe, formerly Wilson Manufacturing.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chillicothe City Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Allen will officiate. Weber-Hurd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Memorials may be made to Rescue 33.

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