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Funeral scheduled for longtime bailiff

A funeral for longtime Clark County bailiff Stony Jackson Jr. has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd.

Burial will immediately follow the funeral on the property of Palm Mortuary, and a reception will follow the burial.

Viewing will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Jackson, who had more than 50 years of experience in law enforcement, had worked as a bailiff in Clark County courts for nearly three decades before he retired in 2007. Hundreds of people turned out for the popular bailiff’s retirement party at the Regional Justice Center.

He died Wednesday night in Las Vegas after a lengthy illness.

Jackson, who spent his early childhood in a Texas orphanage after his father killed his mother, had no birth certificate or Social Security card. Based on accounts of his life he has given over the years, he most likely was 72 or 73 at the time of his death.

Contact reporter Carri Geer Thevenot at cgeer@reviewjournal.com or 702-384-8710.

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