Joseph Milton Jackson, 58, passed away at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines from congestive heart failure Friday March 21, 2014 in the loving arms of his wife Cindy.
Joe was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Bill and Mary (Gibbens) Jackson on October 4, 1955. He left home at a young age and worked for Jack Cooper Transport Company in Kansas City for twenty eight years. He retired in 2004. Joe lived life to the fullest and was always ready to have fun, laugh and enjoy his friends and family whenever possible.
Joe loved spending time with Cindy, his kids and grandkids, as well as his brothers and crazy cousins. He called his mother every morning at 8:00 a.m. just to chat.
After living most of his life in Missouri, Joe moved to Oklahoma for a time, and then to Iowa. After he met Cindy Allen, Joe was the happiest he had been in a long time. They married on November 15, 2013 in a happy celebration at their home. Joe and Cindy were very much in love and treasured the good times they had together.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Cindy; his mother Mary Jackson of Springfield MO; son Craig Kennison, Nixa MO; son Josh (Christy) Jackson and their children Julian, Josh Jr, Tyler and Bobby, Kansas City MO; son Matt (Pam) Jackson and their children William, Jessica, and Taryn; two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kinzlee; brothers Bill (Janet) Jackson and Richard (Frances) Jackson; nieces Sara and Donna; nephews Billy, Garret and Paul, and a host of extended family and friends.
Also surviving him are his step-children: Lisa (Don)Protzman; Stacy (Jeff) Yost and children, Jeremiah (Jenn) Allen and children and Amanda (Paul) Vineyard and children. Joe was also an adopted family member of the large Allen clan in Creston.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Joe was an organ donor, and doctors estimated that this final gift could help up to 87 people, including burn victims in need of donor tissue.
Joe will be celebrated at a gathering and meal at Maple Street Memories, 222 North Maple in Creston on April 5 from 5-7 p.m.