Obituary – Gary Lane Jackson, III

Gary Lane Jackson, III

November 7, 1999 – February 4, 2020
Age: 25
Residence: Bolivar, MO
Formerly of: St. Louis, MO

Gary Lane Jackson, III, age 25 of Bolivar, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Springfield, MO.  He was born November 7, 1994, in St. Louis, MO, to Gary Lane Jackson, Jr. and Linda Michelle Abel.  He graduated from Bolivar High School Class of 2013.  Gary worked doing what he loved, delivering for Dominos.  He also loved playing the bass in two different bands.  He enjoyed playing air-soft, trail riding, hiking, climbing trees, and traveling.

          He is preceded in death by his father; his paternal great grandmother Margie Dixon; maternal great grandparents: Howard and Addielee Abel; and paternal great grandfather Leonard Perkins.

          Gary is survived by his parents Linda and Mike Perkins of Bolivar, MO; paternal grandparents: Gary and Gwen Jackson of St. Louis, MO, and Danny and Donna Perkins of Pittsburg, MO; maternal grandparents: Pam and Wayne Vest of Bolivar, MO, and Larry and Linda Abel of Wheatland, MO; maternal great grandmother Rose Rhyneer of Buffalo, MO; god-sister Alyssa Bailey of Camby, IN; his significant other Amber Hammond of Springfield, MO; four uncles: Brian Vest (Ashley), Gerald Jackson (Aimee), William Perkins (Maleah), Hobie Perkins; seven aunts: Shelly Woody (Kenneth), Jennifer Hardin (John), Jeannie Hargiss (Bill), Lorie Periman (Marc), Susan Payne (Les), Belinda Martinsen (Scott), Kim Jarman (Les); cousins: Kimber, Kamryn, Kaydence, Graham, Ayden, Ayla, Brooke, Brina, Brock, Brianna, Brett, Eric, Kiara, William, Larry Dale, Mariah, Derek, Ashley, Amanda, Brandon, and Riley; as well as many other relatives and friends.

          According to Gary’s wishes his body will be cremated.  There will be a memorial visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Pike Auditorium on the SBU campus Bolivar, MO.  A Celebration of Life service will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bob Behnke officiating.  Online condolences may be made at:  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.


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316 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (417) 326-5211
Visitation InformationLocation: Pike Auditorium
Date/Time: 2/8/2020 1-2 pm
SBU Campus
Bolivar, MO Service InformationLocation: Pike Auditorium
Date/Time: 2/8/2020 2:00
Presiding Official: Rev. Bob Behnke
SBU Campus
Bolivar, MO