ST. JOHN PLANTATION – Alexander “Dewey” Jackson, 80, son of Benjamin and Alice (Moirs) Jackson of Allagash, went home to be with our Lord April 18, 2009. He left peacefully surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years, Beatrice (Robichaud) and family, after a long illness. He was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Allagash. After serving his country in the Korean War era, he worked as an industrial mechanic and welder for many years. He loved life, hunting, fishing, joking and spending time with his family. He was predeceased by his sister, Belle; brother, Guy; daughter, Donna; and great-granddaughter, Aisha. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice of St. John Plantation; five children, Wanda and her husband, John Pelletier, of St. John Plantation, Debbie and her husband, Kenneth Thibodeau, of Manchester, Conn., Dewey “Sonny” and his wife, Glenda, of Gaylordsville, Conn., Leon and his wife, Tina, of Dayton, and Nila and her husband, David “Dusty” Blass, of Falls Village, Conn.; a special niece, Diana and her husband, Ken Costomiris, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Stacey, Shannon, Miaja, Joshua, Kenya, Keisha, Jesse, Jenna, Justin, Keaton, Nichole and Jacob; and seven great-grandchildren, Gavin, Shaye, Breea, Mercedes, Calix, Linsy and Libby. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home and 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at St. John Bible Church, St. John Plantation. Funeral service with full military honors will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Bible Church with Pastor Mark Reggerio and Pastor John Dik officiating. Burial with full military honors will be after at Allagash Municipal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Alexander “Dewey” Jackson Funeral Fund, care of Beatrice Jackson, 2172 St. John Road, St. John Plantation, ME 04743.