Dennis Jackson, 70 of Pensacola, Fla. and former resident of Taylorville, Ill. went to be with the Lord October 23, 2018 with family at his bedside. He was born April 21, 1948 in Valle Jo, Calif., the son of Evelyn and Winfred Jackson. He married Ellen Caldwell on May 22, 1969.
Dennis served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and was a member of the Taylorville Community Band and played in groups in multiple states. His first instrument was the trumpet, as well as many others. He retired to Pensacola to be near the water.
Surviving are his wife, Ellen, daughters: Rhonda (Barry) Settles of Pensacola and Dawn (Wayne) Brewer of Ashboro, N.C., grandchildren: Cameron, Kristen and Cory, his mother Evelyn Jackson of Taylorville, Ill., brother Ron of Pensacola, Fla. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Winfred Jackson and brother Terry L. Eppers.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on November 16, 2018 at the Pensacola Naval Air Station with full military honors.