K "Jack" Arnold Jackson

January 31, 1945February 5, 2019

Jack was born in Lewiston, Utah to Albert and Laura Jackson. He was raised in Lewiston, graduated high school there and also received advance certifications in HVAC repair.

In 1965, Jack enlisted in the US Navy, served honorably for 23 years, earned many awards and distinctions, and retired at the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. During his military career, he served in the Vietnam and Gulf wars; serving aboard the USS Chandler, USS Orleck; both destroyer class ships, and the USS Ajax.

Jack and Gail Jackson married in 1972 and enjoyed 38 years together before Gail’s passing in 2010. They had four children: Ruby (Trey) Oppermann of Valley View, Texas, Victor (Kyoto) Jackson of Yokota, Japan, Boyd (Chris) Jackson of Minot, North Dakota and Thomas Kerri) Jackson (Deceased). Jack was blessed with having 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchild which he loved very much. He will be greatly missed by his entire family and they hold him in a special place within their hearts.

During recent times, Jack became known as his neighborhood’s “Watch Dog”. He kept an eye on his neighbor’s homes and alerted them if problems arose. He loved his local McDonald’s, went there almost daily and the staff of the restaurant quickly got to know him on a personal level and truly enjoyed his visits. Known to always be ready to help a stranger or a family member, Jack was very kind and loving. He fought a hard battle but didn’t give up. He didn’t surrender. He will be greatly missed.


  • Alex Jackson
  • Victor Jackson
  • Adam Burns
  • Doug Houston
  • John Kuchio
  • Dillon Moore
  • James Moore
  • Trey Oppermann


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Graveside Committal Service with Military Honors Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, February 13, 2019

K "Jack" Arnold Jackson

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