Richard Jackson Sr., a native of the Rockville community and resident of Jackson, made his earthly transition on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at his residence. Born May 21, 1935 to Raymond Jackson and Carrie Williams Jackson, he was 84 years of age. Richard was a retired lineman operator for Clarke Washington Electric Company. He was a faithful member of Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church in Rockville, where he served as a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher before his health began to fail. He loved attending church, fishing and hunting. He was known as the “Can Man,” he could be seen all over Clarke, Washington and Monroe counties picking up cans.
Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Rickard Jackson Jr.; brothers, Ossie Lee Cave, M.C. Jackson, Nathaniel Jackson, Frankie Lee Jackson and Ely Jackson; sisters, Bennie Joann Reed, Clara Mae Parker, Ella Taite, Carrie Mae Taylor, Barbara Jean Martin and Martha Williams.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Catherine Martin Jackson of Jackson; sons, Wade (Harriette) Jackson, Sampson Jackson, Cedric Jackson and Paul Jackson, all of Jackson, Joseph (Connie Faye) Jackson of Grovetown, Ga., James Jackson of Killeen, Texas, and Michael (Teresa) Jackson of Dothan; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Perry Lee Martin of Jackson; with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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