June 3, 1939 ~ January 2, 2019

Born in: Otis, Colorado
Resided in: Arvada, Colorado

Robert “Bob” “Junior” Franklin Jackson passed away on January 2, 2019. He was born on June 3rd, 1939 in Otis, Colorado and was the son of Robert “Frank” Franklin and Lela Ruth Jackson. Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet, his son, Robert, his daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and John and the light of his life, his granddaughter Kaylee.

He often called Kaylee his love-girl and was there from the moment she was born. He was always proud of her, carried pictures of her everywhere and told everyone about her. He was the best Papa to Kaylee and would care for her no matter what. He would leave his dinner just to look at flowers with her when she was young and carried her everywhere. He enjoyed going to all her games and awards throughout the years and made Kaylee feel like she could do anything in the world.

Robert met the love of his life at 23 when he returned home from his service as a Sargent in the Army. From that moment on, 17-year-old Janet said he was the love of her life, her soul, heart and being. Six months after they met, Robert and Janet were married, they lived and worked side by side from that day on. Their greatest joy through the years was spending time together. They always put God, Family, Friends, and each other above all else. They enjoyed raising their children, taking care of their family and making others happy.

Robert worked hard and enjoyed life to the fullest. He owned and operated many companies over the years with his wife by his side. He always enjoyed his work and the people he worked with throughout his life. He considered them a part of his extended family and they felt the same way about him. He will be missed by all but remembered as a man of many virtues who had a passion for life. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed laughing and joking with his family and friends and he made friends wherever he went.

Robert considered his friends to be family and enjoyed spending time with them in the Corvette Club and on the Golf Course. He was proud of his three hole in ones and was glad to share those accomplishments with his friends. It is difficult to describe such a man as honorable, generous, respected, kind, modest and loving as Robert. This is just a fragment of what we could share of his remarkable life. We will carry him and his stories with us in our hearts forever.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:00AM at Calvary Church Golden, 1320 Arapaho Street, Golden, Colorado 80401. Please park on the 14th Street side of the church due to construction. Free parking is available at the School of Mines across the street. Everyone is welcome to attend the reception immediately following the service which will also be held in the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations to be made in Robert’s name to the Fallen Officer Fund.

Please share your memories of Robert and condolences with his family by signing the guestbook below.


Memorial Service: January 19, 2019 9:00 am

Calvary Church Golden
1320 Arapahoe Street
Golden, CO 80401


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  1. I will think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched….. for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much. Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity. It is hard to forget someone who gave so much to remember. I have so many memories of my Uncle through the years growing up. He was a very happy person who touched many lives.

    Dear Angels, please wrap your arms around those who are hurting today and let them feel how much you love and care for them….

  2. Bob is my 1st cousin and best friend. He was my Best Man when Connie and I married in 1961.
    We both enjoyed cars and car shows, and went to many over the years. We skied together at Vail and many other areas. We always pushed each other to go as fast as possible down the slope, while Janet
    and Connie stayed warm in the lodge! Many great memories.

    We will miss you until we meet again.

  3. I will miss Uncle Bob. He was a very kind person and I will always appreciate the times he was there for my dad (his brother) and for the happy memories we made. Sending lots of hugs to Aunt Janet, Rhonda, Kaylee and all of his friends and other family members.

  4. Dear Janet and family,
    So sorry to hear about Bob. We had a lot of fun on the golf course and at RollingHills. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Foundly, Roma and Jerry Rehkow

  5. Dearest Janet and family….
    Those we love can never be more than a thought away. Thru memories, Bob will live in our hearts. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
    Prayers always.

  6. I have known this family for 20 years and have worked for Rhonda for 18. I dearly love them all. Janet and I always said we were sisters by another mister. A tragic loss for everyone that knew Bob, but wow, a happy life well lived. Married to the love of his life for 58 years and just the greatest husband, father and grandfather ever. No words can express how sad I am at his passing. He will be well remembered by so many friends and family. God bless you all and I know that Bob already has his wings.

  7. My deepest condolences to the friends and family Robert. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  8. The kindest couple we have ever met. The generosity in giving of love to others is the hallmark of there life.
    We will miss Bob and his friendship & kindness. His spirit will always live on in each of us in His way.
    Love you,
    Jackie & Mike

  9. We have given much thought to what we could possibly put down in words that would adequately express the influence Bob (and Janet) had on us in the early years. Bob took me under his wing at 15, and taught me the carpet installation trade. We worked side by side for several years before I went on my own. Bob taught me so much more than the trade he was a master at. He was someone I looked up to, and patterned my life after. He and Janet were our mentors in every sense of the word. Simply put, I would not be where I am today without the guidance and influence of Bob. More fun was had during work than any two guys should have. More
    pranks done, and jokes told than can be counted. I was on the receiving end of the pranks mostly, and then he would laugh and laugh. That laugh where his face lit up, and could barely catch his breath. Even if you didn’t think the joke played on you was particularly funny, you couldn’t help but laugh when he did. Many ski trips, stops for Mexican food, and rounds of golf. How can you begin to honor a man that did more for you than could possibly be measured. I’ll have to simply say thank you Bob. I will forever be grateful for all you did for me personally, and for my family. You will be missed.
    Mike and Marlene

  10. Rest in Peace Bob Jackson. The Arbor wont be the same without you there playing golf!!! My heart goes out to his family and I will give a special nod up to the heavens when I walk down fairway #12 in honor of all the cold beers you gave me over the years and to let you know you are missed.

  11. I just found out one of the most beloved people I eve known in Life passed away. I have missed Bob since I last worked for him in 2006. Was planning on seeing him as soon as I could afford it. we last spoke last year. I remember long rides to work sitting passanger in your truck listening to Waylon (your choice) I was you and wild. Now all I listen too is that old Country music. I am very Proud to call you friend And once in a while I will look up to the sky while naming Highway man with Willie and Waylon and say this day is for all you taught me! Thanks for my career. You taught me well and I produce your quality of work in all the floors I lay today.

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