Robert A. Jackson Sr. passed away on October 29, 2016. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 11:00 A.M. at the Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1200 McCormick St., Des Moines, IA. Inurnment will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday, November 7th at Chapel Hill Gardens, 4400 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA.
Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 1943-1945 and a faithful longtime member and Deacon of Union Missionary Baptist Church. He served as Sergeant-at-Arms in the Iowa House of Representatives in the 61st General Assembly and the Iowa Senate 62nd General Assembly. He was the Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager of Laborers Union Local #177. He retired from the State of Iowa Parole Board at the age of 74.
He leaves behind his daughters, Roxanna Mayes and Gretchen Hamlett; grandchildren, Kanika, Aisha and Galen Mayes II, Carl Jr., Winston and Pat Jaco; and his beloved sister, DeArmour Brooks.
A visitation will be held from 5-7:00 P.M., Friday, November 4th at Union Missionary Baptist Church with a tribute ceremony from Hawkeye Elks Lodge #160 starting at 7P.M.