John Edward Jerry Jackson died September 13, 2016 in Purcell, Oklahoma at the age of 80 years 2 months 16 days. Gravesite services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Hillside Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Wadley’s Funeral Service.
John was born June 28, 1936 in Purcell, Oklahoma to Carl and Marie (Bowers) Jackson. Working in the oil fields, John has lived all over the country. John was inducted into the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country until his discharge in 1957. In 1959 he married Marsha Carter in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. John and Marsha had 3 children, James, Debbie and David. They were together for 30 years before ending their marriage as friends. John worked for the Department of Transportation as an Inspector until his retirement. He loved to work and he was also a tinkerer, working as a locksmith and a tv repair man. John also enjoyed fishing.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Marie; daughter, Debbie Jackson; and a grandson, Kyle Jackson. He is survived by his sons; James Jackson and wife, Leisha, David Jackson and partner, Raymond Haley; the mother of his children, Marsha Johnson; grandchildren, Krysti Thomas, Brooke Jackson, Crissy Joyner, Jax Jackson-Haley, Jace Jackson-Haley; great grandchildren, Easton, Scarlett, Karsyn, Baya and Delilah; sister, Judy Yoakum; nieces, Karla, Jayne and Jerri Gail; sister-in-law, Linda High and many other relatives and friends.