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John Jackson '54 May 19, 2020 3:28 PM updated: May 19, 2020 3:36 PM

John Wallace Jackson
May 2, 1931 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 88)

John, known as "Uncle J" to his niece and nephews, was born on May 2, 1931, at Maypearl in Ellis County, Texas to Margaret and W. H. Jackson. He grew up on his family's farm near Maypearl and attended Waxahachie High School, where he played football. After graduating from high school in 1948, John farmed and attended TCU before transferring to Texas A&M in 1951. John was a member of the Corp of Cadets and graduated from Texas A&M in 1954 with a Bachelors of Science degree in agricultural engineering. He received a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduating from A&M and served most of his active duty at Fort Hood, Texas.

Upon his discharge from active army duty in 1957, John went to work for the Soil Conservation Service ("SCS") of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he worked as a construction engineer. He began his career with the SCS in Crosbyton, Texas, where he worked for two years before being transferred to Spur, Texas. John moved to the Pampa, Texas SCS office in 1964, where he worked for nine years, and he finished his career in Stephenville, where he worked for fourteen years before retiring in 1987 after thirty years of service. He moved to Fort Worth in 2002 and was a member of First Baptist Church Benbrook.

SURVIVORS: Brother Calvin M. Jackson of Fort Worth and wife Carolyn, niece Carol Silver of Edmond Oklahoma and husband Ken, nephew Cal Jackson of Fort Worth and wife Cheryl, great nephews Brandon, Jackson and Clayton Silver, Matthew Jackson and wife Jamie, and Rockwell Jackson and fiancé Stephanie Davis.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas

Friday February 21, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wayne Boze Funeral Home
1826 W. Hwy 287 Business
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Friday February 21, 2020
2:00 PM
Wayne Boze Funeral Home
1826 W. Hwy 287 Business
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Friday February 21, 2020
3:30 PM
Ozro Cemetery
Maypearl, TX 76064

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