Richard Phillips Jackson 1945 ~ 2022\n \nRichard Phillips Jackson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away April 5, 2022 at age 76 after being diagnosed with acute leukemia. Born December 14, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Richard Woolley Jackson and Hazel Phillips Jackson, he was the second of six children, raised in the Canyon Rim area of Salt Lake City. After graduating from Skyline High School in 1964, Richard served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Netherlands from 1965 to 1967. After his mission, he studied at the University of Utah, graduating with degrees in Finance and Accounting. Richard married his sweetheart Sharon Turner on September 4, 1971, in the Manti Temple. They are the parents of four children: Stephanie (Adam) Shipp, Jessica (Ryan) Ritchie, Ric (Erin) Jackson, and Scott (Stefany) Jackson. Richard is survived by his wife, his children, 17 perfect grandchildren, his sisters LouAnn Anderson and Charlene Locke, and his brothers Kent Jackson, David Jackson, and Roger Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his parents-in-law, Mark and Rula Turner.\n\nRichard was a loving husband and father and made family his priority throughout his life. He got the biggest kick out of making memories with his family, whether it be a late-night run for sodas or hosting his annual “money grab” (where his grandchildren were allowed to keep all the coins that each one could grab out of a bucket using only two hands). Along his life’s path, he made and maintained friendships with a host of wonderful people.\n\nRichard enjoyed his career in commercial banking, primarily at Zions Bank, where he earned the trust, respect, and friendship of his colleagues and customers. Richard led a life of service focused on others. He belonged to the Murray Rotary Club for many years, serving as President in 1985-1986. He loved Scouting and impacted many lives as an Assistant Scoutmaster and Varsity Coach at the unit level, and contributed in his later years by serving on various committees at the district and council level. The most important service to him was serving God. Richard treasured his service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout his life. He served as a Bishop and later as a counselor in the presidency of the newly established Midvale Union Park Stake. From 2008 to 2011, Richard and Sharon loved serving together on a Church service mission in the Nibley Park Ward of the Salt Lake Granite Stake. He also provided much informal service to family, neighbors, and others.\n\nThrough his example, our Dad taught us how to serve God, family, and others. We honor his life and are blessed to be his family. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at the Union Park 1st Ward Chapel, 7699 South Chad Street, Midvale. Friends may call on Sunday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the same Chapel and on Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. As Richard would always say when retiring from late night conversations at home: "Well, goodnight sports fans."