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JACKSON, Richard "Rick", 69, of Spring Hill, Florida, peacefully passed Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital - Tampa.
Florida Rick was born December 27, 1949 in Ypsilanti, Michigan and came to Florida 7 years ago from Wayne, Michigan. He was a United States Army veteran and proudly served our country as a combat medic completing three consecutive tours during the Vietnam War. In his civilian life Rich was a machinist by trade at Federal Screw Works in Romulas, Michigan. He was an avid pool player, enjoyed many hobbies, loved to tinker and was a life member of the VFW in Michigan.
Rick is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Sharon Jackson; sons and daughters-in-law, James & Deanne Veerkamp of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Anthony & Christina Veerkamp of Port Richey, Florida and Steven & Sharril Jackson of Hudson, Florida; mother, Margaret "Helen" Jackson; grandchildren, John Veerkamp, Matthew Jackson, Gordino and Chiquita Higgs, Teneel Jackson, Devin Veerkamp, Katera Kyla Higgs (KK) and great-grandsons, Jack Veerkamp and Damari Higgs.