Sgt. Maj. Samuel A. Jackson

July 23, 2021

Sgt. Maj. Samuel A. Jackson, USMC, Retired, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of July 16th, 2021, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He spent over 30 years in service to his country, and was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was born on November 5, 1945 to Albert and Minnie Jackson in Aliceville, Alabama. He graduated from W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton, Alabama before joining the Alabama National Guard in 1963. He enlisted in the Marines in 1965.  While stationed in Hawaii in 1968, he married fellow Marine Clarice (Schwieters) Jackson. In 1972 their daughter, Cheryl was born. After duty stations in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Norway, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, he settled with his family in Pensacola, FL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his nephew Timothy Thompson and niece Anissa Ann Lowell.

He is survived by his wife, Claire, and their daughter, Cheryl Jackson, and grandchildren Brendan, Ethan, and Megan (Landrum); sisters Barbara (Jim) Harrison, Martha (Glenn) Cook, Ellen Thompson and Diane Breseda; his brother, Thomas W. (Terry) Jackson, along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

His loved ones will remember his rugged exterior and warm and compassionate heart. He worked tirelessly and always with a purpose. His dedication to his family, friends, neighbors, and community was inspiring.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 9945 Hillview Dr, Pensacola FL 32514. There will be a military internment service at 2:30pm at Barrancas National Cemetery.

By the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Samuel A. Jackson.


One Response to “Sgt. Maj. Samuel A. Jackson”

  1. Heath on July 25th, 2021 8:05 pm

    Rest In Peace, Uncle Sam!

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