Sidney E. Jackson of Meade, KS was born to Eddie and Karrie (Vallevand) Jackson in Orion, Alberta, Canada on January 14, 1925. He left this earth to join his Savior and his boys on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. The youngest of nine children, he spent his early years in Strongfield, Saskatchewan moving to California with his parents at age 17. There, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and flew the hump as a radio operator on a B-24 transport plane during World War II. He married Betty June Griffith on June 14, 1946. Two sons, Paul Edward and John Robert, were born to this union. He was ordained in 1951 after graduating from Pasadena College with a major in religion. He pastored in the Church of the Nazarene for 38 years in California, Iowa, Saskatchewan Canada, Nebraska, and Nevada.
After retirement, he moved to Meade, KS where he spent the remaining years of his life engaged in one-on-one ministry. He and Betty celebrated 65 years of marriage last June. Pastor Sid loved people and he loved Jesus. He was a great father and husband, a great leader of youth, a church builder, and a friend. For those who knew and loved him, his “Blessings on You” greeting will be long remembered.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Lawrence and Tamer, five sisters, Frances Milsten, Alice Grambo, Mavis Aadland, Gladys Sandy, and Mary Jackson, and his sons, Paul and John Jackson. He leaves behind his loving wife, Betty J. Jackson of Meade, KS, a sister, Edith Moulds of Melfort, Saskatchewan Canada, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Pohl Jackson of Meade, KS, a grandson, Bartholomew Marshall (Tiffany) and great granddaughter, Ava of Louisville, KY, a granddaughter, Gloria Kustes (Jay) and two great grandsons, Caleb and Joshua of Louisville, KY, his dog, Mitzi, and many relatives and friends.
Memorials may be given to the General Treasurer Church of the Nazarene, designated for the Alabaster Fund for the building of churches on foreign fields.
Celebration service will be held at Meade Church of the Nazarene, Meade, KS with Pastor Ron Willard officiating on April 19 at 10:00 a.m. with inurnment to follow at Graceland Cemetery.