Richard Allen Jackson, 67, of Lawson, Mo., passed away Friday May 21, 2010, at the Lawson Manor and Rehabilitation Center in Lawson, Mo.

Richard Allen Jackson, 67, of Lawson, Mo., passed away Friday May 21, 2010, at the Lawson Manor and Rehabilitation Center in Lawson, Mo.

Born November 7, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of William Allen and Kathryn Leah (Matthews) Jackson.  On December 16, 1977, in Kansas City, Mo., he was married to Karen Marie Speigle who preceded him in death on March 7, 2010.  He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his five children, Dawn Jones and husband Rick of Windsor, Mo., Dean Stupp of Liberty, Mo., Kathy Ford and husband Dave of Independence, Mo., Matt Jackson and wife Amber of Rayville, Mo., and Laura Romazon and husband Josh of Lawson, Mo.; two sisters, Sally Thornton of Grandbury, Texas, and Sharon Ensminger and husband Bob of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Ashley Hubbard, Markus Burns, Stephanie Johnson, Sandra Stupp, Katie Holman, Kylah Jackson, Arissa Jackson and Cooper Jackson; his mother-in-law, Bessie Speigle of Independence, Mo., and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Richard was a 1961 graduate of Raytown High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving from 1961 to 1965. He was stationed at Lackland AFB in Texas and Chanute AFB in Illinois receiving training in weather radar. Following his honorable discharge Richard worked as a copier technician and manager for Xerox, Mita and Allen Copier Equipment Services. For several years he lived in Wyoming where he owned a motel and served as a hunting and fishing guide before moving back to the Kansas City area. He retired in 2004 after being a pawn broker/business owner for 17 years in Lexington, Mo.  He also built Heritage Square Mall in Lexington.

Mr. Jackson was a member of the NRA, North American Hunting Club, VFW, American Legion and the Elks Lodge of Lexington, Mo., as well as the Masonic Lodge of Raytown, the Republican Party, the National Pawnbrokers Association and the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church in Raytown, Mo.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Mo.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Richmond Memory Gardens in Richmond, Mo.

Visitation is Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Polley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Good Shepherd Hospice.

Arrangements by Polley Funeral Home, 816-630-3388.

www.polleyfuneralhome.com