James (Jim) Robert Jackson, 77 of Billings started his new adventure Friday, August 3, 2012.
Jim was born June 24, 1935 in Skidmore, MO, the son of Robert and Adaline (Bennett) Jackson. He graduated from Skidmore, High School in 1953 and received a bachelor’s degree in vocational agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1957.
Jim wed Ruth Marie Larner on July 8, 1962, his loving wife of 50 years.
Jim was manager of several Kenny Shoe stores in Idaho, Oregon and California before going to work for Ralston Purina in 1967, becoming a district sales manager.
He is best known for his business, Big Sky Feeds which he owned and operated for 34 years and for Jackson Quarter Horses, the beginning of the “Shine on Jack” line, both bringing him much happiness. Through the customers and 4-Hers he met he quickly formed long lasting friendships.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Jackson, and daughters Jennifer Jackson and Belinda Jackson, all of Billings, granddaughters, Whitney Kemp of Bozeman, and Rhianna Jackson of Billings, brother, Duane (Mary Lou) Jackson ( Mark and Janet), and sister-in-law Barbara Jackson (Keith and Kurt).
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Stephen Jackson.
Memorial services will be held 1pm Wednesday, August 8th at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to the Stephen Jackson Agricultural Scholarship c/o West Nodaway School District, Burlington Junction, MO, or the Montana 4-H Foundation Chapter of your choice.