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Chester Barry Jackson, Jr.

Chester Barry Jackson, Jr.

Chester Barry Jackson, Jr. of Sparta, IL, born August 25, 1944 in Marissa, IL, passed away on October 23, 2021 at the home of his son – Robert Jackson in Minneapolis, MN. He was a certified physical therapist who had worked at several area hospitals including; Sparta, Red Bud, Chester, Pinckneyville and Centralia and also with several home healthcare agencies in the southwest Illinois region.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Chester Barry and Helen (Schickedanz) Jackson and his beloved wife – Emily Jane (Hogwood) Jackson, whom he married on August 27, 1966 in Columbia, TN, and who preceded him in death on June 5, 2017.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his two sons – Christopher Allen (Roxanne, nee O’Neill) Jackson of Jacksonville, FL Robert Chester (Talia, nee Rudolph) Jackson of Minneapolis, MN and two grandchildren – Nadav Jackson and Etai Jackson.

In keeping with Mr. Jackson’s wishes, cremation was held.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.

Visitation: Public visiting hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday December 11, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL.

Private family memorial services will be held at Marissa TWP Cemetery immediately following the visitation with Pastor Brett Palmer officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

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  1. Dave Craig says:

    Sad news. I was a childhood friend of Barry. We were in the same grade at Marissa Grade School. Barry was the tallest kid in class and was always a favorite of everyone. Those were the days when most everyone was well behaved and polite in and out of class. We are all disappointed when Barry moved to Belleville.

    The only time since grade school that I got to talk with Barry was at one of our 1962 Marissa High School reunions. Although he graduated from Belleville, luckily he found out about our reunion and thrilled everyone.

    So sad that he passed away. He was a great kid…and no doubt a great father, husband, and grandfather.

  2. DAVID SCHICKEDAnz says:

    BARRY WAS A CHILDHOOD BEDAUSE HE LIVED AT THE END OF THE BLOCK. LATER, WLIVED IN BOSTON AND VISITED MARISSA IN THE SUMMER, ROB, CHRIS, AND BARRY PUT ON A PUPPET SHOW FOR OUR SON ADAM AND HIS COUSIN STACEY, IN THE DRIVEWAY AT OF GRANDMA AND GRANDPA SCHICKEDANZ’S HOUSE IN MARISSA. I AM GLAD WE SAW BARRY FREQUNELTY AFTER WE MOVED BACK TO IL WHEN MY PARENTS HAD PASSED AWAY, TO HELP TAKE CARE OF THINGS. WE’D GET TOGETHER AT ECKERTS FOR DINNER AND CUSTARD WITH STACEY AND DAVID AND THE TWO GIRLS, AND SOMETIMES JUST WITH BARRY. HE WAS OVER AT OUR PLACE IN SWANSEA FOR DINNER A TIME OR TWO, AND WE MET HIM SEVERAL TIMES AT THE BELLEVILLE CAFE WHEN WE WERE OVER THAT WAY. WE WERE HOPING FOR MANY MORE VISITS, BUT ARE GLAD WE HAD SO MANY, GIVEN HIS UNTIMELY PASSING. DAVID AND SJUDY SCHICKEDANZ

  3. John Barrett says:

    To Chri, Rob and your families,
    Barry was more than my first cousin. I’ve always looked up to Big Barry as my big brother and friend. I felt shock and am still stunned when I reflect on his sudden, night-time departure. It was way too early and he was way too young. I thought of all my relatives, Barry would be with me for more years than I could possibly count. May God bless us, every one, because Barry, you inspired all the lives that you touched, and truly, you were so much more than a blessing to us.

    A good life leaves behind seeds that keep on growing. Your father’s stories, his values, and his love of family all live on in you. What a wonderful legacy.

    With Love, Lea and John Barrett

  4. Myrna Jackson says:

    My family met Barry through my Sister, Idella Spann. We found Barry to be a kind, loving man with a keen sense of humor and are so glad that he walked into our lives. I am so sorry for your loss and I am thankful that he brought such joy to Idella in the last few years and passed far too soon.

  5. Tom and Nurys says:

    To you Chris, Rob, et al.
    Condolences to you for your loss; Barry was a kind and caring person with a lot of love to share. We’re with you.

  6. To you Chris, Rob, et al.
    Condolences to you for your loss; Barry was a kind and caring person with a lot of love to share. We’re with you.
    Tom and Nurys

  7. Idella Spann says:

    Barry was a lovely person. His curiosity and kindness and sincerity were unsurpassed. He loved his family so much. The world will be a bit dimmer without his sunshine. My sympathies and love to all of his wonderful family.

  8. Sam and Sue Polino says:

    Very sorry for your loss.
    Many fond memories of Chris, Rob, Emily and your dad.
    Sam and Sue Polino

  9. Pam Schwartzkopf says:

    I worked with Barry many years ago at SCH. Great guy, you have my condolences on your loss.

  10. Cathy Obernuefemann says:

    Barry’s therapy was a gift to my sister Janine. He always had a smile on his face and made her giggle.

  11. Jane Hogwood says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to both Rob and Chris , Your Dad meant so much to the Hogwood family. He all was called us after Emily passed and got together with Margaret and I . I hope we can keep in touch

    Love you both , cousin Jane

  12. Todd weatherspoon says:

    Thank about y’all cousins miss alot buddy love love both of y’all buddy

  13. Perry Brooks says:

    Sorry for your loss, remember your Dad being on the sidelines during football games ,swaying those legs back and forth, same routine every game lol! Prayers for you all, God Bless you all

  14. Alan and Paulette Ashbrook says:

    Chris, Rob and family,
    So sorry to hear of your dads’ passing. Know that we are praying for you during this sad time.
    Alan and Paulette Ashbrook

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  1. Chris, Rob and family,
    So sorry to hear of your dads’ passing. Know that we are praying for you during this sad time.
    Alan and Paulette Ashbrook

    Reply
  2. Sorry for your loss, remember your Dad being on the sidelines during football games ,swaying those legs back and forth, same routine every game lol! Prayers for you all, God Bless you all

    Reply
  3. Thank about y’all cousins miss alot buddy love love both of y’all buddy

    Reply
  4. My Deepest Sympathy to both Rob and Chris , Your Dad meant so much to the Hogwood family. He all was called us after Emily passed and got together with Margaret and I . I hope we can keep in touch

    Love you both , cousin Jane

    Reply
  5. Barry’s therapy was a gift to my sister Janine. He always had a smile on his face and made her giggle.

    Reply
  6. I worked with Barry many years ago at SCH. Great guy, you have my condolences on your loss.

    Reply
  7. Very sorry for your loss.
    Many fond memories of Chris, Rob, Emily and your dad.
    Sam and Sue Polino

    Reply
  8. Barry was a lovely person. His curiosity and kindness and sincerity were unsurpassed. He loved his family so much. The world will be a bit dimmer without his sunshine. My sympathies and love to all of his wonderful family.

    Reply
  9. To you Chris, Rob, et al.
    Condolences to you for your loss; Barry was a kind and caring person with a lot of love to share. We’re with you.
    Tom and Nurys

    Reply
  10. To you Chris, Rob, et al.
    Condolences to you for your loss; Barry was a kind and caring person with a lot of love to share. We’re with you.

    Reply
  11. My family met Barry through my Sister, Idella Spann. We found Barry to be a kind, loving man with a keen sense of humor and are so glad that he walked into our lives. I am so sorry for your loss and I am thankful that he brought such joy to Idella in the last few years and passed far too soon.

    Reply
  12. To Chri, Rob and your families,
    Barry was more than my first cousin. I’ve always looked up to Big Barry as my big brother and friend. I felt shock and am still stunned when I reflect on his sudden, night-time departure. It was way too early and he was way too young. I thought of all my relatives, Barry would be with me for more years than I could possibly count. May God bless us, every one, because Barry, you inspired all the lives that you touched, and truly, you were so much more than a blessing to us.

    A good life leaves behind seeds that keep on growing. Your father’s stories, his values, and his love of family all live on in you. What a wonderful legacy.

    With Love, Lea and John Barrett

    Reply
  13. BARRY WAS A CHILDHOOD BEDAUSE HE LIVED AT THE END OF THE BLOCK. LATER, WLIVED IN BOSTON AND VISITED MARISSA IN THE SUMMER, ROB, CHRIS, AND BARRY PUT ON A PUPPET SHOW FOR OUR SON ADAM AND HIS COUSIN STACEY, IN THE DRIVEWAY AT OF GRANDMA AND GRANDPA SCHICKEDANZ’S HOUSE IN MARISSA. I AM GLAD WE SAW BARRY FREQUNELTY AFTER WE MOVED BACK TO IL WHEN MY PARENTS HAD PASSED AWAY, TO HELP TAKE CARE OF THINGS. WE’D GET TOGETHER AT ECKERTS FOR DINNER AND CUSTARD WITH STACEY AND DAVID AND THE TWO GIRLS, AND SOMETIMES JUST WITH BARRY. HE WAS OVER AT OUR PLACE IN SWANSEA FOR DINNER A TIME OR TWO, AND WE MET HIM SEVERAL TIMES AT THE BELLEVILLE CAFE WHEN WE WERE OVER THAT WAY. WE WERE HOPING FOR MANY MORE VISITS, BUT ARE GLAD WE HAD SO MANY, GIVEN HIS UNTIMELY PASSING. DAVID AND SJUDY SCHICKEDANZ

    Reply
  14. Sad news. I was a childhood friend of Barry. We were in the same grade at Marissa Grade School. Barry was the tallest kid in class and was always a favorite of everyone. Those were the days when most everyone was well behaved and polite in and out of class. We are all disappointed when Barry moved to Belleville.

    The only time since grade school that I got to talk with Barry was at one of our 1962 Marissa High School reunions. Although he graduated from Belleville, luckily he found out about our reunion and thrilled everyone.

    So sad that he passed away. He was a great kid…and no doubt a great father, husband, and grandfather.

    Reply

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