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Jackson Odell Reardon, 89, the widower of Emma Marie Reardon, departed this life, Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Embrace Hospice in Myrtle Beach. 
Mr. Reardon was born December 18, 1930, in New Zion, SC, to Jack and Sue Harrington Reardon. He was a United States Marine and a Korean War Veteran.  Staff Sergeant Reardon enlisted on October 1, 1948 and received an Honorable Discharge October 1, 1952. He was a Unit Infantry Leader and Rifle Marksmanship Instructor while being stationed in Guam during hostile combat of the Korean War.  On March 1, 1961, Reardon enlisted in the South Carolina National Guard earning his rank as a Specialist E-5 and received a Honorable Discharge on October 1, 1962
Upon being discharge from the Marine Corps, Jackson returned to California to marry the young beauty, Emma Marie, whom he had met four years earlier at a 25cents Ballroom Dance.  After they were married, they resided briefly in Texas.  In 1954,  Jackson was drafted by the semi-pro baseball organization, Georgetown Baseball League, Georgetown, SC.  He and Emma moved to Georgetown where he was unable to find employment until the management of International Paper Company learned he was a member of the Georgetown League and hired him immediately.  He was a faithful employee of IP from 1954 until he retired in 1986. He previously served as Commander of the VFW and was also a member of the American Legion for over fifty years. Over the years, he coached both American Legion and VFW baseball teams and reached the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies as a player. We’ll miss you, Pop. Thank you for your service, Sir!
Jackson and Emma were married December 9, 1951, and celebrated 62 years together.  Their home was blessed with: four children, Jack Dale Reardon, Della Marie Radcliffe, Darrell Lee Reardon, and William Douglas Reardon; five grandchildren, Kelly, DebraLee, Chris, Jason, Annabel; and two great grandchildren, Michael Lee and Jackson.
Funeral Service with Military Honors will be 11AM, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Reardon family will receive family and friends immediately after the service.
Condolences may be sent to the Reardon Family, 419 Glenwood Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Reardon family.

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