January 5, 1932 – March 23, 2020
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Laurence Jackman, age 88, was peacefully ushered into Heaven after a long battle with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. He was a member of Brewster Baptist Church, Brewster MA. Larry’s abiding faith and confidence of salvation offered freely by his Lord and Savior has guided, protected, and blessed him since childhood. Those that met him along that journey were blessed, encouraged, and able to enjoy an uplifting story and laugh.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Lorraine Jackman, as well as their two children, Cynthia Barr and Jonathan Jackman. Cynthia’s family includes her husband Keegan, and their children Kyler and Karina. Kyler’s family includes his wife Heather and their children Kayden, Cameron, Callan, and Karsten. Karina’s family includes her husband Tamas and their children Andrew and MaryJane. Jonathan’s family includes his wife Donna and their children Leah, Rachel, Miriam, and Isaac. He is also survived by his devoted sister, Ruth Robbins, her husband Jimmy, and their family in Vermont.
Larry was born in Vermont, became a Christian as a young boy in youth group, attended Spaulding High School, married his childhood sweetheart, and was a flight line mechanic in the US Air Force during the Korean War stationed in Anchorage, AK. Upon honorable discharge as a Technical Sergeant, he attended East Coast Aero Tech graduating in 1957. He went to work for United Technologies in Connecticut - working at both Sikorsky and UT Research Center - and retired after 35 years of dedication in which his insight and ingenuity resolved many engineering challenges in both aero and space programs. Larry and Lorraine retired to Cape Cod in 1990 - enjoying all it has to offer and forming new friendships as they laughed and served with others in groups such as Nauset Newcomers, Orleans Yacht Club, church missions groups, Habitat for Humanity, Lower Cape Outreach-Eastham Food Pantry, Friday night social group, and home Bible studies.
Larry will also be remembered for his woodworking craftsmanship which included a cedar canoe and pair of kayaks, helping to start and grow churches in Connecticut, and outdoor activities such as fishing and biking with family and friends. He was an example to many of what it meant to be a committed and caring husband, father, and friend. Larry was a faithful man of God who consistently thought of others before himself.
A brief service was held at Nickerson Funeral Home, in Orleans, MA followed by interment at Bourne National Cemetery. A full military service and church memorial are anticipated for later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name are graciously accepted by Cape Cod Alzheimer's Family Support Center, Brewster, MA or the Youth Program at Brewster Baptist Church, Brewster, MA.
- A brief service was held at Nickerson Funeral Home, in Orleans, MA followed by interment at Bourne National Cemetery. A full military service and church memorial are anticipated for later this summer.