Stanley Lee Jackson, 78, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of rural Kirksville, Missouri, passed away on Saturday afternoon, (April 22, 2006), at his home surrounded by his family.


            Stan was born on April 21, 1928, in Youngstown, Missouri, the son of William and Eva (Glidewell) Jackson, Sr.  On November 27, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri he married Patricia Vincent, who passed away on June 11, 1971.  To this marriage, two sons were born: Mark Stephen and Vincent Linn.  On June 6, 1981 in Kirksville, Missouri Stan married Ann Wykoff, who survives. 


Stan is also survived by one sister, Joann Gossman and husband Charles of Edina, Missouri; two sons: Mark and wife Renda of Sedalia, Missouri; and Vince and wife Janelle of Holt, Missouri; two stepsons: Skip Wykoff of Visalia, California; and Michael Wykoff of Los Angeles, California; five grandchildren: Timothy, April and Jeremy Jackson of Sedalia, Missouri; and Kyle and Brandon Jackson of Holt, Missouri; two step-grandchildren: Mitchell and Matthew Wykoff of Visalia, California; one great-granddaughter: Taylor Dawn Wolfe of Sedalia, Missouri, and one niece and two nephews. 


Stan was preceded in death by his father, William, his mother, Eva, and his brother, William, Jr. 


Stan graduated from Kirksville Senior High in 1945 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1949 from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College and ion August 10, 1961 he received his Master of Arts degree.  In 1950 he joined the National Guard and was a part of the 35th  Reconnaissance Company in Fort Leonard Wood.  Stan received a Specialist Degree in Education from the Missouri State Teachers College in May, 1978.  He raised to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer where he served until he received an honorable discharge on July 29, 1979.  In 1963, Stan became a teacher at Kirksville High School, then became principal in 1964 where he served until his retirement in 1988, having the longest tenure of any principal in the history of the high school. 


Stan was a member of the First Christian Church in Kirksville and attended regularly as his health would allow. Stan had been a member of Kirksville Lodge #366 A. F. & A. M. for over fifty years. Stan will always be remembered for his love and devotion to his family and his deep dedication to education.  Stan will be missed by all who loved and knew him.


A funeral service will be held at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon (April 26, 2006) at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home with Reverend John Dungan officiating. Interment will be in the Highland Park Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kyle Jackson, Brandon Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, Timothy Jackson, Rand Gossman and Rodney Gossman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Matthews, Pat Williams and Jerry Meyer.


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening (April 5, 2006). There will be a Masonic service under the direction of Kirksville lodge #366 A.F.& A. M. at 6 00 Tuesday evening at the


Davis-Playle-Hudson Rimer Funeral Home


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Stan to the Alzheimer’s Association. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Davis-Playle Hudson Rimer Funeral Home  2100 East Shepherd Ave.  Kirksville, Missouri 63501