William “Bill” D. Jacks, 80

CLEARWATER: William D. Jacks passed away August 29, 2020 unexpectedly while hauling hay. He was born May 23, 1940 to Lloyd and Marie Jacks at Winchester, Idaho. The family moved to Clearwater, Idaho when Bill was 8 years old. He attended grade school in Clearwater and graduated high school in Stites in 1958.

He worked at various jobs before working at Jaype Mill in Pierce for 35 years. He retired when the mill shut down and he moved back to the Clearwater ranch where their current home is. He never really retired from work. They were haying and raising cattle. He married Gloria Paul on August 12, 1960.
Bill was very active in the community. He was a volunteer fireman for BPC, president of QRU and ambulance driver, a Gideon, a member and treasurer for Clearwater Baptist Church, and a board member of the ILC Cattleman Assoc.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria at the family home in Clearwater, 2 children, Darin (Patricia) Jacks of Peck, and Serena (Bill) Jackson of Clearwater. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Laci (Casey) Myers, Callen (Jerrica) Jackson and Wyatt Jackson, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving him are his sister, Connie Forsmann and sister in law Norma Jacks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Randy Jacks, a brother Archie and two sisters, Roxie George and Myrna Hornbeck.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 am at Prairie View Cemetery Grangeville. A potluck meal will follow the service at the Clearwater IOOF Hall. Send condolences to the family to

Condolences to the family of William “Bill” D. Jacks, 80

  • Pamela &Eddy Mattson says:

    So sorry to hear of his passing he was a great man

  • Susan Brust says:

    So sorry to hear of this. Prayers for the family.

  • Debby Arnzen O'Neill says:

    My deepest sympathy!! Such a wonderful man!! He had the most heartwarming smile. God Bless him and his family. May he Rest in Peace.

  • Doug and Kim says:

    Thoughts go out to the Jacks family.

  • Carroll Ann Kimsey says:

    My love and condolences to Serena, Gloria and the rest of the family. I have always admired Bill and your family.

  • Sharon Coons says:

    So sorry for your loss. Love you all.

  • Lew & Polly Hollandsworth says:

    So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing ~~ Always so enjoyed visiting with him ~~ Sympathy to you Gloria and all your family ~~

  • Peggy Pilant Borders says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family. He was such a really great man. Sending lots of love and prayers. ♥️♥️

  • Molly Stowers says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all your family.

  • Gail Ruark says:

    Gloria & family, so sorry for your loss of Bill, sending thoughts & prayers to you all. Bill was such a great guy!

  • Carrie McCoy Carnes says:

    We are all going to miss “Our Bill” so much……such a wonderful man, a warm caring and loving friend with the best sense of humor. As president of and driver for the QRU no matter what time we got “the call” Bill would be there when I got to the ambulance with a smile, warm welcome and twinkle in his eye….we were off to try and make a difference for someone who needed us….he always knew almost exactly which direction we were going and sometimes the individual and he gave me advice (living here all your life and being such a huge part of the community he knew…..)“I think this guy is hard of hearing you need to speak up” and any other information he thought I could use…..he would grab my bags run back and forth getting what ever I needed. Sometimes he would show up with dirty muck boots and clothes that twinkle in his eye and “I was feeding cows” and again off we would go……Bill definitely made a huge difference for so many people…… I have such wonderful memories I will cherish….to the Jacks family thank you for sharing him with us for all these years….my heart felt condolences for your loss.

  • Joe Kuther says:

    Our thought and prayers are with you and all your family. With Deepest Sympathy

    Joe and Kathy Kuther

  • Jodi Billquist & Family says:

    Great Uncle Bill’s lovingkindness and infectious smile will be missed! I pray God will comfort all of you and fill your memories with funny stories and sweet moments! The legacy of the Jack’s Family lives on in each one of us!!!

  • Nicky Cleveland says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathy. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Wishing you God’s peace and comfort during this time and the days ahead.

  • Franci and Larry Mueller says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you….

  • Ernie and Marge says:

    Sending our condolences to Gloria and family we will miss Bill’s big friendly smile when we seen him at the Sales Yard. Bill always had a good word about everything and everyone We will miss him

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