Jackson Neil Nesbitt Sr., 82, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 23, 1931, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Richard Francis and Jeannie Opal Reed Nesbitt.
On May 11, 1952, he married Gwendolene Rice, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jackson Nesbitt Jr. and wife, Sonia, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Arlinda Richardson and husband, Paul, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Teresa Hopkins-Hawkins and husband, Douglas, of Aurora, Colo., and Regina Nesbitt-Bunnell and husband, Michael Bunnell, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandsons, Michael Richardson, Alan Rodriguez, Brian Spitzley, Gandalf and Neale Bunnell, all of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Christopher Lucas of Topeka, Kan.; three granddaughters, Christina Calhoun and Michelle Nesbitt both of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sherina Jackson of Denver, Colo.; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maryann Nesbitt-Tricase and Charlotte Schweitzer and husband, Ron, all of Greenville, S.C., and one sister-in-law, Charlotte Nesbitt of Garden Grove, Calif.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jacquelynn Renae Richardson; three brothers, James Richard, William Lee and Joseph Glenville Nesbitt; and one sister-in-law, Joyce Nesbitt.
Mr. Nesbitt was an airplane electrician for the U.S. Air Force. He was a life member of the Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, a member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and a member of the Historical Society. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired after 20 years of service. He also was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Mr. Nesbitt was instrumental in the making of the Veterans Memorial at Buckhannon Heavner Cemetery.
Friends will be received today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Dan Nesbitt officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Tallmansville. The Upshur County Honor Guard will provide Military Honors at the graveside.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.