Derry, NH — Clinton Ellis Jackson, 76, of Derry, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2013, at his son’s home in Chester, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 13, 1937, in Medford, Mass., a son of the late Clinton Waite and Alice (Gunn) Jackson.
Mr. Jackson graduated from Waltham High School, Waltham, Mass., Class of 1955. Clinton enjoyed a life of telling history through his service for the National Park Service and numerous re-enactments of the Battle of Lexington and Concord as a member of the Lexington Minute Men and British re-enactment groups. He was inducted into His Majesty’s British 10th Regiment a Foot of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment. His love of the National Park Service and our American history was a constant theme in his life. He also enjoyed photography and magic. Clinton is loved and will be missed.
He is survived by his children, Timothy Jackson and his partner, Paula, Jared Jackson and his wife, Betsy, and Amy Jackson Bennett and her husband, Drew; grandchildren, Kevin, Matthew, Alex, Russell, Noah, Libby, and Charlotte; one brother, Harvey Jackson; and one sister, Wendy Jackson LaPointe. He was predeceased by one son, Christopher Jackson.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Calling hour will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A Memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clinton’s memory to Amedysis Hospice, 1E Commons Drive, Unit 31, Londonderry, NH 03053. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.