Morton W. Jackson, 98, passed away on December 20, 2021. He was born on May 18, 1923, in Beacon and was the son of Clarence and Marion Louise (Smith) Jackson. He graduated from Beacon High School where he was an avid cross-country runner and boxer. In 1942, Morton joined the United States Army and served as a medic until being honorably discharged in 1946. On February 12, 1954, he married Rosalind E. Jackson in New York City.
Morton worked for the State School for 33 years and was awarded the Best Employee in a developmental institution. He was also active in the Pine Plains community, having coached a championship little league team in 1969. Both he and Rosalind were instrumental in starting the Bomber Boosters Club. He was also very active in the American Legion post and marched for over 50 years in Pine Plains Memorial Day Parade. He was a longtime parishioner of the Pine Plains Presbyterian Church.
Morton is survived by his eight children, Allen (Marva) Potter, James (Margo) Jackson, Brenda Jackson, Brian Jackson, Debora Jackson, Keith Jackson, Marc (Amy) Jackson and Jorge (Lizette) Yarzebski. Several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Abednego Jackson.
In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by his sons, Ronald Potter and Richard Jackson. His brother-in-law Irving “Sonny” Jackson, his brother James "Uncle Bill" Jackson and sister Marion Clemmons.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, in Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.
Donations in Morton’s memory may be made to either the Pine Plains Presbyterian Church or the Pine Plains American Legion Post #426.
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