On the morning of March 27, 2017, one day after his 93rd birthday, Glen Arthur Jackson was welcomed into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus Christ. During his time on earth, Glen was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
During World War II, Glen served as a radio/gunner for the Army Air Corps. Stationed in London, he flew 35 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. After his service to his country, he married his first wife, Marjorie Berry. They lived in Illinois where he was a coal miner. In 1950, after the birth of two sons, Barry and Danny, he moved to Tehachapi to work at Monolith Cement as a chemist. Eventually, they were blessed with a third child, Darla.
Glen eventually left Monolith and became a correctional officer for CCI at Tehachapi until his retirement. He was always active with his children and was a Little League, Babe Ruth and Pony League baseball coach for 23 years. He loved to fish, go to Dodger games, Friday night Warrior football games and to any family event. He always enjoyed a good meal, but most of all, he loved his family.
As the years passed, he was blessed with nine grandchildren and continued to be active in their lives. He tired not to miss any of their many ball games or piano recitals. Eventually, he was blessed to have 18 great-grandchildren. Once again, he was active in their lives and was lovingly called Big Papa by all of them.
Upon the passing of his first wife, Glen met and married Patricia Boyer. He often told his family that God blessed him with two wonderful wives, and that he was the luckiest man on earth.
His family described Glen as a man with an incredible sense of humor and as their greatest hero.
Glen is reunited now with his first wife, Marjorie, and his oldest son, Barry. He will be missed by those still on this earth which include his wife, Patricia Jackson, son Danny Jackson and his wife, Toni, daughter Darla Martinez and her husband, Joe, his nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
While he will be missing from earth, he will never be forgotten. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Church of the Nazarene in Tehachapi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kern County Honor Flight.