Robert “Bob” Bryant Jackson, 90, of Columbia passed away at The Bluffs on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. He was born on Feb. 2, 1927, to Robert Franklin, aka Frank R., and Nancy Ann Jackson in Joplin MO. Bob had a long career as an electrical engineer in the Bell System: Western Electric and Southwestern Bell. He was a World War II veteran, and a Mason. In Columbia MO, he was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church.