Sherman Jackson Obituary

Sherman Lee Jackson
Sherman Lee Jackson

March 28, 1936 - April 10, 2018
Born in Marysville, California
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Sherman Lee Jackson Jr., 82 years young, transitioned peacefully from his earthly body to his heavenly body on April 10, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years, Peggy R. Rose-Jackson, and his loving family.
Sherman was born March 28, 1936 to Sherman Lee Jackson Sr. and Blanche Bertha Jackson in their family home in Olivehurst, CA. Growing up in Northern California he spent his time hunting, fishing and raising hell with his two brothers, Jack and Jim and his sister Betty Lou. In his youth he worked with this father in the fruit orchards to help support his family. He was a jack of all trades with many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed building and racing cars, motorcycles, marine power sports, and competitive shooting. Sherman married at young age of 19 years and fathered two beautiful daughters. After five years that marriage ended. In the of Spring 1963 he met the love of his life, Peggy, and on October 11th of that year, fearing she’d escape, he convinced her to marry him in Reno, NV.
In his early career he did everything from building the original PG & E electrical towers across the state of California, to construction of hotels in Nevada, and even as far as Africa to manage construction crews in Algeria (where he almost succumbed to dysentery). In 1981 during the construction boom he packed up his family of six into a faded orange Chevy van and went “north to Alaska” ending up in Anchorage on July 4th.
Shortly after arriving in Anchorage he made a career change from construction to auto sales where he was very successful. Prior to his retirement he sold RV’s part time. His primary passion was always his inventions. He was a self-taught machinist and gunsmith. He spent countless hours in his shop inventing and perfecting his hunting and fishing products. One of his most notable inventions was showcased in a featured article in Guns and Ammo magazine. Sherman loved the beautiful long summer days in Alaska but the winters—not so much. He enjoyed spending time on their boat fishing. In addition to numerous other “secret” spots, it was a family tradition to camp and compete in the annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby. He loved to jump on his motorcycle with Peggy on the back cruising the highways and byways of this beautiful state. Sherman could often be found at the range shooting skeet and trap, on April 20, 2017 he achieved a personal best of 105 consecutive clays broken without a single miss.
Sherman was well known for his razor-sharp wit, his albeit unabashed sense of humor and his candor. He will be profoundly missed by all his friends, family and loved ones. He leaves behind his wife Peggy, his children Terri, Tami, Angella, Samantha, Sherman III, Olivia, 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
We have planned a Celebration of Life for May 5, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at
Lidia Selkregg Chalet (Russian Jack Springs Park) 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane, Anchorage AK 99508




Celebration of Life
Lidia Selkregg Chalet
1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane
Anchorage, AK USA 99508
Saturday, May 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM