Billie Jackson

Funeral services for 89-year old Billie Jackson of Chadron, NE, are Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 5, at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel.

A memorial has been established for Prairie Pines Lodge in Chadron or Chadron Home Health and Hospice. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Billie Ray Jackson was born on March 23, 1932, in Chadron to Walter and Rose (Chasek) Jackson, and passed away on July 29, 2021 at Crestview Care Center, also in Chadron.

Billie attended elementary school at Pleasant Home School District #5, a rural school near the family home in Dawes County. He graduated in 1950 from Hay Springs High School.

Billie was united in marriage to Juanita “Nita” Schumacher on August 25, 1951, and to this marriage four children were born: Joan, Thomas “Tom”, Kim and James “Jim”. He loved his family and spent as much time with them as his work allowed.

Billie farmed and ranched with his father before moving to a farm west of Hay Springs in Antelope Valley, which was home to Billie and Nita until only recently, when they moved to Chadron.

Farming and ranching was a never ending job but one Billie loved. It was a family affair as everyone worked together, especially during the time they ran the dairy.

Later in “retirement” Billie enjoyed spending time fishing and camping with his beloved wife Nita.

Billie was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Leanna (Keim) Jackson; sister, Donna Westlake, and brother-in-law, Harold “Swede” Westlake.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita of Chadron; children: Joan (Michael) Raymer of Hay Springs, Tom (Kerry) Jackson of Wheatland, WY, Kim (Bill) Wilson of Benkelman, NE, and Jim Jackson of Chadron; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita of Chadron; children: Joan (Michael) Raymer of Hay Springs, Tom (Kerry) Jackson of Wheatland, WY, Kim (Bill) Wilson of Benkelman, NE, and Jim Jackson of Chadron; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

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