The love of my life, Warren Lester Jackson, left his loving family and friends, August 21, 2014.
Warren was born in Oklahoma City, OK on January 4, 1949 to Melvin and Thedorsia (Teddy) Jackson (deceased).
He leaves behind his loving wife, best friend, and companion, married for 38 years, Sharon, daughters, Jaimi Jackson-Merrell, (Wes Merrell), Tonya Lovell, (Audie Murphy) and son, Jon Lovell. He had seven grandchildren, Christian, Ticia, Jeremy, Tyler, Kari, Tiffany, and Nikki and six great-grandchildren: Adalie, Peyton, Kayden, Teagan, Kayson, & Blakely. His siblings , brothers, Rickie Jackson, (Lori) (Carson City, NV) and Alan Jackson (Sacramento, CA) and his sister Karen Jackson (Sacramento, CA).
The Jackson Family moved to Elk Grove from Oklahoma in 1949 and then to District 10 Marysville in 1957 when his father purchased Payless Drug Store in Marysville. Warren and his wife first met when they lived next door to each other in 1957.
Warren attended elementary schools in Marysville and graduated Marysville High School in 1967.
He was drafted in the U.S. Army, October 2, 1968 – May 8, 1970, and served as a Crew Chief and Door Gunner with the 282nd Assault Helicopter Co. "Black Cats" in Vietnam.
After returning home from Vietnam, Warren attended Yuba College and received his A.A. & A.S. Degree.
Warren retired from Operating Engineers Local 3 in 1999. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of OE3 for 30 years.
Warren was a man that left his mark on anyone he encountered. His love and kindness was beyond words. He never complained or spoke a bad word about anyone.
Warren loved the Lord and leaned on him in his daily walk, sometimes a very difficult walk. He testified to many loved ones and friends how the Lord had impacted his life and became a born again Christian in 1976.
He had a "bucket list" that he created when he first retired and Sharon made sure the desires were met, except for the last one which was planned to visit the Statue of Liberty which was supposed to be in September 2014. Warren loved traveling all over the U.S.A. including Alaska & Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean, these were his most exciting times. Living in San Felipe during the winters for 14 years and spending 18 summers crabbing and exploring in and around Winchester Bay, OR was what he looked forward to.
While living in AZ, he became a pro at rock hounding, metal detecting and finding abandoned gold/silver mines as well as going with archaeologists from around the U.S.A., on digs in El Golfo, Mexico and Arizona. One of his most exciting things was when he had the opportunity to explore ruins in various parts of Cancun (especially ones tourists didn't see) and New Mexico and Arizona.
He also loved his 1933 Ford Vickie and all the car shows and fabulous people he met and then became friends with. As many remember, Warren was a Harley man too. He told stories, some wild ones, of rides he did with his best friend, Tom Beal, when they were growing up together.
Words cannot express the loneliness our family feels at this sad time.
Public viewing will be held at Chapel of The Twin Cities Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 4-8pm. Funeral Services will be held at Crossroads Community Church Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 10am. Graveside Services will be held at Sutter Cemetery Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down, Crossroads Community Church or Sutter North Hospice.
Send Condolences at
Chapel of the Twin Cities
715 Shasta Yuba City, CA 95991
Published in Appeal Democrat from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31, 2014