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Paul Jackson Jr., 81, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Randall Smith of Paxton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mr. Jackson was born May 22, 1937, in Shelbyville, to Paul Allan Jackson Sr. and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson.  He retired from the US Marine Corps and was a member of VFW Post 8904 for twenty years.  His hobbies included hunting, travelling, and spending time with his family.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Carolyn Jackson of Joaquin, Texas
 
Children:
David Jackson and spouse, Glen, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Vicki Goings of Jacksonville, North Carolina
Patti Soto of Jasper, Indiana
Terri Nugent and husband, Robert, of Joaquin, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Kerri Allan and Aaron Allen of Portland, Oregon
Jayme Durham and husband, Dexter, of Timpson, Texas
Michelle Essex of Ponca City, Oklahoma
Lauren Gaddy of Joaquin, Texas
Cpl. Ryan Hanks of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina
 
Great Grandchildren:
Alandria Gentry
Trey Davis
Brianna Hickman
Santino Perez
Amiyah Soto
Tyler Lane
Destinee Morris
Kadence Morris
Sophia Fearnow
Isabel Soto
Kiersten Richards
Scarlett Sumstine
 
Great Great Granddaughter: Kourtlynn Gentry
 
Siblings:
Dan Jackson of Springhill, Louisiana
James Jackson of Tenaha, Texas
Judith Adams and husband, Hollie, of Tenaha
Sheila Wiggins and husband, Chuck, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Grandchildren: Shane Essex, Jeremy Essex, Daryl Essex, Randy Essex, Ramon Soto, Addison Perez
Great Grandsons: Ramon Soto Jr., Bradley Kent Richards
Parents: Paul and Annie Ruth Jackson
Brother: Raymond Jackson
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 6675-8517, 877.832.6997, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate, and Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131, http://www.parkinson.org.
 
Pallbearers will be Erick Wiggins, Jonathan Eubanks, Joe Adams, Kevin Blackmon, Randy Jackson and Raymond Jackson.
 
The family would wish to thank The Veterans Administration, Nacogdoches Medical Center and Holiday Nursing Facility.  They appreciate the staff and their invaluable assistance in our time of grief.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 

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