Robert Steven “Stonewall” Jackson, 66, of St. Thomas, Mo. passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the River City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
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He was born on August 3, 1953 in Jeffersonville, Indiana the son of Robert Sidney and Barbara Jean (Wolfe) Jackson.
Stonewall has lived in various states, mostly Florida and Missouri. He loved riding motorcycles, his prized possession was his Harley Davidson three-wheeler. He was a lifetime member of the “Freedom of the Road Riders” and he enjoyed going to motorcycle and car races. He would paint saw blades then take them to races to have drivers, the racing team and pit crews sign them. For many years, on most Tuesdays he could be found at Curt’s Motorcycle shop assisting Curt and having lunch with other bike enthusiasts.
Stonewall held various jobs throughout his lifetime, including construction, cabinet work, roofing and mechanics. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do when he put his mind to it.
Stonewall was a jack of all trades in his occupations as well as his hobbies. He recycled and repurposed various items and made sure he caught his favorite movies and shows by taping and cataloging them. He acquired a large collection of Budweiser items and collected “The Three Stooges” memorabilia. He was gifted in making wood and leather crafts and was an avid water skier. Stonewall was a great fisherman and held fish fries for family and friends. He will be remembered for his unique personality and sense of humor.
During his adult life he had two Doberman pincher dogs, Fang and Ripper. He even had Ripper mounted and he sat in the living room.
Stonewall was a United States Marine, as was one of his brothers, Michele Lee Jackson. Michele preceded him in death during the Vietnam War. Stonewall was very close to and also incredibly proud of him. He lived his life as a true patriot all the way to the end.
Survivors include: brother, Richard Sidney Jackson, Sr. (Wanda Jean); sisters, Donna Ponder and Stormy Couchman (Clayton); nieces, Teresa (John), Tracey (Chad), Tabatha (Duane), and Sarah; nephews, Richard, Jr. (Heather), Justin (Lynn), Adam and Clinton; great-nieces, Allison (Cole), Jennifer, Cristyn and Courtney; great-nephews, Tyler (Alyssa), Connor, Tanner, Matthew, Trenten, Lincoln, Ellis, Parker and Grayson; his son; three grandsons; a granddaughter; and several close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Michele Jackson and John Eric Jackson; sister, Stephanie Elaine Jackson; nephew, William Eric Dollar; and great-niece, Deborah Leahanne Nelson.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Freeman Mortuary, with remembrances from family and friends held at 2:00 pm. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.