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
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
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.