Larry Jackson


Larry E. Jackson, 81, of Ottumwa, died at 1:55 p.m. January 22, 2023 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

He was born July 14, 1941 in What Cheer to Elbert W. and Hazel F. Smith Jackson. Larry married Jacklyn Grace Green on November 30, 1962.

A graduate of Newton High School, Larry earned his degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. While in college, he was a member of ROTC.

Larry started his career with the Iowa Department of Transportation in 1962, he also worked as a consultant in Des Moines for Veenstra & Kim and for Anderson Engineering, retiring as Transportation Engineer for the IDOT on December 13, 2007.

He was a member of North Court Baptist Church where he served as a Clerk and a Deacon, with his goal to serve the Lord at the church, using his carpentry skills at the church and Izaak Walton League. He was also a member of Gideons International.

Surviving is his wife, Jackie; their children, Anne (Steve) Dotzler of Waterloo and Brian (Jennifer) Jackson of Ankeny; 4 grandchildren, Brianna Dotzler, Hannah Jackson, Emma Jackson and Noah Jackson; his sister, Margaret (David) Schultz of Houston, TX; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Jackson and a niece, Diane Schultz.

Visitation will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 25th, at Reece Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 26th, at North Court Baptist Church with Pastor Roger Hemmings officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. The family will be present to greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Garrett Cemetery near Delta, IA.

Memorials may be made to North Court Baptist Church.

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