Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Bob Stout officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation was on Sunday November 29 at the Boothby Funeral Home, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Roger was born Dec. 22, 1950 at Ft. Scott, Kan. to Jasper and Patsy (Prescott) Jackson. He graduated from Quimby High school in 1969. He was married to Beverly Reinert on June 29, 1985 in Cherokee. He had lived in Cherokee County most of his life. He played in several bands, including the Jackson-Reinert Band and later his own band, Southern Solitaire. Roger was also a karate instructor and gave guitar lessons. In later years, he worked at the Cherokee Work Activities Center. He was a member of the Quimby Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, camping, coffee with the boys, playing pool, sharing his music with others, and time spent with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a great-grandson, Micah LePaige.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly and four children: Tim and Tammy Reinert of Paullina; Tina and Kelly Ebel of Cherokee; Kenny Jackson and his fiancÚ, Michelle Hagemeyer of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Heather Jackson and Andy Wempe of Breda; his mother, Patsy Maddox and her friend Gary of Cherokee; his step-fathers, Harold "Buster" Maddox of Quimby and Glen Green of Grand Island, Neb.; eight grandchilden: Abbigail and Nathan Wempe, Samantha Stange, Ashley and Nicole Cannon; Tim Jr., Casey and Cody Reinert; one great-grandson, Jacob LePaige; four sisters: Imogene Fickes of Las Vegas, Nevada; Anne and Jeff Simonsen of Quimby; Holly and Mike Stillwagon of Michigan; Nancy and John McVay of Omaha, Neb.; two step-brothers Harold Maddox Jr. and Eric Maddox of Cherokee; and several nieces and nephews