Gardiner-Larry S. Jackson, 70, of Gardiner, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 15, 10216 at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta with his family by his side. He was born in Richmond on January 14, 1946, the son of Carl and Hazel (Martin) Jackson. Larry was a long time District Manager for Top Gas in New England and later spent 11 years as Foreman at Dexter Shoe Company until their closing. Larry enjoyed racing at Unity Raceway. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents; brother, Carl. Larry is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Harmon) Jackson; six sons, Larry Jr. of Newport, Richard of Skowhegan, Dale and his wife, Angie of Pittsfield, Paul and his wife, Brandi of Fairfield, James and his wife, Cristina of Warwick, RI and Michael of Palmyra; three daughters, Sandra Bolstridge and husband, Les of Corinna, Merlene Bailey and husband, Mark of Dexter, Wendy Cookson of Myrtle Beach, SC; brother, Gary Jackson of Gardiner; sister, Merlene Fyfe of Pittston; 34 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Larry's life on Saturday October 22, 2016 from 1 - 3 pm at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville, where a service for Larry will be held at 3 pm. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com.