Bernard Lee Jackson

August 05, 2000 12:00 am

Bernard Lee Jackson, 77, Agness, died Aug. 1, 2000, at his home.

He was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Smith River to Henry Jackson and Merle (Reppy) Jackson.

He was raised and educated in Smith River and graduated from high school in Myrtle Point.

After graduation, he married Clarice M. Adams on Feb. 23, 1942, in Washington.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 earning the Silver Star Medal, European African Middle Eastern Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his discharge, he moved to Coquille where he worked as a logger and owned the first short log truck in Oregon, his family said.

He was also a fishing guide on the river.

In 1957, he and his wife bought the Cougar Lane Lodge in East Agness, retiring in 1994.

He was a member of the city council, president of the fire department in Agness, charter member of the Coquille Valley Elks, Coquille Valley Eagles, Agness Museum and the Agness Lions Club.

He loved to make people happy.

Survivors are wife Clarice Jackson, Agness; daughter Barbara Ann Meyer, Gold Beach; sons Bernard Dean Jackson, Agness; Ronald Duane Jackson, Portland.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Graveside services are scheduled for today (Aug. 5) at 11 a.m. at Rogue River Cemetery in Gold Beach.

Arrangements are under the direction of Scantlins Gold Beach Chapel.