R. Paul Jackson, 90, of Sour Lake, Texas, formerly of Poughkeepsie,
died Sept. 21, 2001, at Harvest Care Center in Lumberton, Texas.
Born March 19, 1911, in Driftwood, Okla., he was the son of Ray E.
Jackson and Myrtle Rather Jackson. He was a retired parts handler with
the Coleman Corporation with 25 years service.
He was an Army veteran of Word War II where he stormed Omaha Beach on
D-Day, June 6, 1944. He earned the Bronze
Service Arrowhead awarded for the initial invasion of Normandy, France,
on D-Day. He was a member of Poughkeepsie Church of Christ, a third
Degree Mason in the Masonic Lodge 611 in Pough-keepsie and was a worthy
patron in the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 511 in Cave City.
Survivors include a brother, Bob Jackson of Santa Clara, Calif.; a
sister-in-law, Louise Crafton of Sour Lake, Texas; three nieces and
their husbands ? Olivia and Jim Zinn of Pinewood, Texas, Sharon and Greg
Hinds of Pinewood, Texas, and Sue Adams of Waverly, Tenn.; and many
cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Smith Jackson; three
brothers ? Bufford Jackson, Ervan Jackson and Don Jackson; and his
The funeral was Sept. 26 at Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home Chapel
with Troy Henley officiating. Burial followed in Evening Shade
Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge 611 and
friends from Poughkeepsie.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral
Home of Cave City.