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Wayne Dean Jackson

September 5, 1931 — August 6, 2016

Wayne Dean Jackson         Downing, Missouri     1931 - 1952

A/3C Wayne Dean Jackson, only son of Clarence and Hazel Drake Jackson (both deceased) was born September 5, 1931, in Schuyler County near Downing, Missouri.

Wayne Dean died November 22, 1952, when the C-125 Globemaster of which he was a crew member crashed into the side of Mount Gannett, Alaska. After the initial investigation, the plane was not seen again until a crew of the Army National Guard spotted pieces of it at the tip of Colony Glacier June 10, 2012.

Survivors include his sister from the heart Vicki Kelso Dodson (Joe), their children Kendra (Dodson) Breitsprecher and Joseph (J.) Dodson and their grandchildren. 1st cousins Ella B. Lehr Eiffert, Robert Bruner, Max Bruner, Leo Waddle, Barbara Jackson Gravett, Sandra Jackson Granzow, Sue Burns Glass, Donna Burns Whisman, and John Burns. He is also survived by many cousins, classmates, and friends.

Memorials in his memory may are suggested to the Patriot Guard Riders Association and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St. Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by logging onto Payne's website at


He will be escorted back to Downing, Missouri by the Iowa and Missouri Patriot Guard from Des Moines Airport late August 3, 2016, Wednesday afternoon. They are anticipating that there will be between 75 to 125 bikes ridden to pay him honor. There will be an Avenue of the Flags 1000 strong from Lancaster to downing placed by the Patriot Guard.

Visitation will be held at the Downing Christian Church Friday, August 5, 2016, from 6 to 8 with the family present to greet friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning, August 6, 2016, at the Downing Christan Church. Officiating the service will be the Airforce Chaplain assisted by Pastor Larry Smith.  Interment will follow with Coming Home Celebration occurring where he will be escorted by the Patriot Guard to the Downing Cemetery and full Military honors presented by the Air Force branch before he is laid to rest in his family lot, being placed in between his parents and he will be "Finally At Rest".

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